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Posted: Saturday, September 1, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 7:57 am, Sat Sep 1, 2012.

Lodi Fire Department officials arrived on the scene of a residential fire on South Central Street at approximately 7:20 p.m. Friday.

According to Lodi Battalion Chief Ron Penix, the fire was started in a bedroom closet on the second floor of the home by a 6-year-old playing with matches.

There was extensive heat and smoke damage done to both the closet and the bedroom. The family was home at the time of the fire and were alerted of the danger by their smoke alarm. There were no injuries.

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