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Grants Pass Grass Fire Started By Kids Playing With A Lighter
Firefighters in Grants Pass were able to act quickly Tuesday evening in putting out a grass fire in the area of Redwood Avenue and McDonald Lane at around 5:40 p.m. The fire only burned an acre, and no damage done to threatened structures. The blaze was apparently caused by 3 juveniles playing with a lighter.
Representatives from the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety take occasion to remind parents to work with children on the danger of playing with matches and lighters. Often these youngsters are motivated by curiosity rather than malice, but the consequences that stem from such unintentionally set fires can be devastating to life and property.