4-year-old rescued from smoke-filled room during fire in NE Bexar County

Crews say fire caused by child playing with lighter

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SAN ANTONIO - A four-year-old child was rescued after becoming trapped in a room full of smoke in Northeast Bexar County.

The fire started just before 6 p.m. Friday at a home on Monte Cristo.

When fire crews arrived, the fire had already been extinguished, but there was heavy smoke.

Bexar County Sheriff's deputies also responded and rescued the child from the home.

The child, along with some family members, were checked out at the scene and are all OK.

Fire crews said it appeared the fire was caused by a child playing with a lighter. There is about $10,000 in damage.

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