PHOENIX - Fire officials say a 4-year-old playing with matches is to blame for an apartment fire in Phoenix Monday night.
Crews say the fire started around 7 p.m. at the Mirador Apartments near 16th Street and Thunderbird Road.
When crews arrived, they found smoke billowing from the first floor of the large apartment complex.
Officials say the fire was isolated to a closet and extinguished quickly by firefighters and a sprinkler head.
Authorities say the boy admitted to playing with matches in the closet.
One adult female was evaluated for smoke inhalation but refused transportation to hospital.
Crews say three people were displaced by the fire. They are currently being assisted by the Phoenix Fire Crisis Unit.
Officials have referred the boy to a youth fire setter program.
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