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April 5, 2004

Americus-- Firefighters got the call around 10:30 this morning that a home on Madison Street was on fire, and three young children were inside.

The kids, all under the age of seven, got out of the home themselves. Most of the home was damaged. The fire started in the back of the house where the children were playing with matches.

"They were in the back room playing with them and it caught on fire. They did get out, no one was hurt," said Firefighter Allen Erkhart. "This could be real bad and parents don't need to leave their kids home at that age."

The parents could be charged with child endangerment for leaving the kids home alone. It's unclear how long the children were alone and why. No charges have been filed yet.

posted at 4:40PM by dave.miller@walb.com

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