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Baby in ICU after 4-yr-old brother accidentally sets crib blanket on fire

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A baby is in intensive care after Monroe Police say her 4-year old brother accidentally set a crib blanket on fire.

According to the Monroe Evening News, the incident happened Friday inside the family's home on the 1100 block of East Fifth Street. 

Police say the 4-year-old was playing with a lighter when he set the blanket on fire while the baby was sleeping in the crib.

The parents ran upstairs when they heard the smoke alarm and quickly put out the fire.

Then they rushed the child to the hospital. Doctors reports she had third degree burns on 15% of her body.

Police say it appears this was an accident.

 

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