Toddler playing with lighter starts fire

A child playing with a lighter started a house fire Monday night on St. Mary Avenue in Kleinpeter Terrace near Comite Drive and Foster Road, the Brownsfield Fire Department said.

The fire at 7017 St. Mary Ave. was reported at about 7 p.m., Brownsfield Fire Chief Carroll Campbell said.

The child, a toddler, accidentally lit a scarf draped on a table on fire, Campbell said. The fire spread to a nearby bed and wall, he said.

The flames were contained in the bedroom, Campbell said.

No one was injured, Campbell said. A parent at home at the time noticed the fire and brought the child to safety, he said.

Firefighters from the Brownsfield, Baton Rouge, Baker, Central and District 6 fire departments responded to the blaze, Campbell said.