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Child playing with matches sparks Phoenix apartment fire

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Fire confined to closet at Phoenix apartment. (Source: Phoenix Fire Department) Fire confined to closet at Phoenix apartment. (Source: Phoenix Fire Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Three people were displaced by a fire at a Phoenix apartment complex Monday night.

One woman was evaluated for smoke inhalation but refused to be taken to the hospital.

Firefighters were alerted to the fire near 16th Street and Thunderbird Road at about 7 p.m.

The fire was contained to a closet and quickly extinguished by a sprinkler head and the work of firefighters.

Phoenix fire officials said a 4-year-old boy admitted to playing with matches in the closet. He was referred to the youth fire setter program. 

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