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Vacaville girl sets mother’s car ablaze with lighter and toothpick

Charred car in Vacaville
Charred car in Vacaville Vacaville police

A little girl set her mother’s car on fire Monday night with a lighter and a toothpick.

Vacaville police posted a picture of the charred, four-door sedan in the north part of town on Facebook. Officers said the 10-year-old was playing with a lighter inside the family vehicle when she lit the toothpick.

The hot toothpick then ignited the interior of the car. Alert neighbors put the mini-blaze out with fire extinguishers just before firefighters arrived.

No injuries were reported.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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