Fire destroys five homes in Alajuela

A child suffered light burns of the hands, neck and face when he was playing with a lighter and ignited a blaze that eventually evicted 18 persons and eight minors.

The Cuerpo de Bomberos said the 6 a.m. blaze was in Lotes Llobet, Alajuela. Five modest homes were involved.

Firefighters said that the blaze started in the child’s bedroom.

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