Child playing with matches starts fire in Martinsville home

MARTINSVILLE – A child playing with matches started a fire in a Martinsville home on Tuesday.

The fire reportedly was started in a bedroom in the home located on Wellington Drive at around 6 PM.

Henry County Fire Marshall Lisa Garrett responded to investigate the fire.

The Fire Marshall reminds parents to ensure their children do not have access to matches or anything that could start a fire.

Garrett also emphasized the importance of working fire detectors.

Everyone made it out of the residence safely.

Martinsville Fire and EMS and Henry County Public Safety were on scene.

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