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Lighter sparks shed fire

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A lighter sparked a shed fire in Huntsville Thursday. A lighter sparked a shed fire in Huntsville Thursday.

Fire officials say a cigarette lighter might have caused a shed fire in Huntsville Thursday.

The blaze occurred at a home on Ward Avenue near Coleman Street.

The homeowner told firefighters that her son was playing with a lighter inside the shed. When she saw the boy run to the house and come out again with a big bowl of water, she knew something was wrong.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the shed, and quickly put the flames out.

The little boy is okay, but Fire Captain Steve Butler says it could have been a lot worse.

"Parents need to watch their children," Butler said. "They need to make sure they know about cigarette lighters and to stay away from them. Those things could turn into something really dangerous."

Capt. Butler went on to say it was a really close call: a propane tank was in the shed as well.

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