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Des Moines firefighters respond to apartment fire on 6th Avenue

The Des Moines Fire Department believes the fire at 2010 6th Avenue was caused by a child playing with a lighter.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines firefighters responded to an apartment fire Friday afternoon near the corner of 6th Avenue and Hickman Road that crews say may have been caused by a child playing with a lighter. 

The Des Moines Fire Department told Local 5 crews arrived at 2010 6th Ave. around 2:10 p.m., just three minutes after the report came in.

Des Moines residents should avoid the area while crews work to put out the fire.

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