Teen's School Project Burns Home
CARY , Ill. (UPI) -- A house in Cary, Ill., sustained about $75,000 in damage when a teenager working on a school assignment set the home on fire, authorities said. When firefighters arrived they found flames in a bedroom had moved to the hallway and damaged three other upstairs rooms, the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald reported. Two teens and a family cat safely escaped the fire, authorities said. Officials decided the blaze began accidentally after a teen dropped a flaming piece of paper into a garbage can. The teen was trying to antique the paper by setting fire to its edges, authorities said. The Monday incident reportedly is the third Cary house fire reported in the past three weeks.
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