FD: Kids playing with lighter caused Mesa fire

Posted at 3:49 PM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-21 02:03:56-04

Two children playing with a lighter is what caused a fire at an apartment complex Thursday in Mesa, according to Mesa Fire Department.

A spokesperson said two children were reportedly playing with a lighter on the patio before the fire. Ffive people have been displaced from two units.

The apartment complex is located near Stapley Road and University Drive.

Air15 video showed a large burned hole in the roof of the apartment. Firefighters from Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert were able to get the fire under control in 20 minutes.

No one was hurt, according to Mesa Fire.