Child playing with matches cause of Tempe house fire

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TEMPE, Ariz. - A child playing with matches is suspected to be the cause of a house fire in Tempe on Thursday.

Tempe firefighters responded to a house fire in the neighborhood southeast of the intersection of McClintock Drive and Guadalupe Road.

Investigators found the fire was apparently set by a five-year-old who had been playing with matches.

The boy's grandmother and the boy escaped the house, with the assistance of a neighbor.

They suffered minor injuries escaping the fire.

It appears the house is a total loss.

The fire was contained to the home and didn't spread to any neighboring homes.