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LORAIN, Ohio (WKYC) — Lorain, Ohio fire investigators blame a 6-year-old for setting a younger sibling on fire.
Last Sunday, Nasire King, 4, was fast asleep under his blanket when a sibling playing with a cigarette lighter set the bedding on fire.
King is clinging to life with second- and third-degree burns over 90 percent of his body.
Seven children, all under 10 years old, their mother and grandmother were inside the West 19th Street home. The others escaped unharmed
The Lorain Fire Department is seeing a dramatic rise in the number of fires started by children nationwide.
Recent statistics indicate that over a five-year period, 800 fires were set by children between four and six years old.
They’ve killed 110 people and destroyed $300 million in property.