Child playing with lighter sparks fire in Allentown, officials say

Posted: 5:24 PM EDT Oct 25, 2012   Updated: 5:26 PM EDT Oct 25, 2012

A fire in Allentown was sparked by a 4-year-old child, officials said.

The flames broke out around 2 p.m. Thursday at a home in the 600 block of North 8th Street.

A child playing with a lighter lit a chair on fire, officials said.

Crews were able to get the flames under control in just a few minutes.

No one was hurt, but both the house and the house next door were damaged.