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Young boy killed in Cleveland house fire

Posted: Updated: Dec 29, 2012 06:30 PM EST
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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Cleveland Firefighters are investigating a fatal house fire that took the life of a young boy.

The fire broke out Friday evening at a house at on E. 82nd near Union Avenue.

The boy, identified as 7-year-old Jacob Hunter was in the upstairs of the home when the fire broke out.

Jacob's grandmother told 19 Action News the boy was playing with a lighter and that's how the fire started.

Three other people were home when the fire broke out.  They were able to get out safely before firefighters arrived.

No word on if there were working smoke detectors in the home.

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