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Teen trying to kill bed bug causes $300K fire in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI — Officials in Ohio say a 13-year-old boy trying to kill a bed bug sparked an apartment building fire that displaced eight people and caused $300,000 in damage in Cincinnati.

Officials say the fire was reported around 11 p.m. Tuesday and began when the teen lit a match after dousing a bed bug with alcohol. Six apartment units were damaged in the fire.

No injuries were reported.

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The Red Cross is working to find housing for three adults and five children whose apartments were damaged.

Associated Press