Update: Berwick Fire Caused by Children Playing with Lighter

BERWICK, Pa. -- A fire gutted a home in Columbia County.

The chief says the family who lived in the place on Fair Street in Berwick got out safely with their pets when flames sparked just after 1 a.m. on Tuesday.

Berwick's fire chief said two boys were playing with a lighter and burning paper before they went to bed. They thought they stomped out the fire, but it rekindled and made its way to a gas can.

The home was destroyed.

The Red Cross is helping that family with a place to stay.

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