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House fire displaces Holly Springs family

Posted January 8, 2010 10:00 p.m. EST
Updated January 9, 2010 6:00 p.m. EST

— A house fire Friday evening displaced a Holly Springs family, authorities said.

The fire was reported around 8:30 p.m. at 221 West Ballentine St., dispatchers said. Three people were home when the fire started but got out safely. No injuries were reported.

Fire investigators said a 5-year-old boy playing with a lighter accidentally set a mattress in a bedroom on fire, sparking the blaze.

Authorities said the Red Cross is assisting the family with shelter and other needs.

No one was injured.