Dothan Fire

A fire heavily damaged a Dothan mobile home. The fire was reported Monday morning around 7 a.m.

Several units from the Dothan Fire Department responded. Firefighters managed to contain the flames to a bedroom where the fire started.

A child was taken to a hospital for evaluation and later released. A woman and two other kids escaped uninjured.

Fire officials say a child playing with a cigarette lighter apparently started the blaze.

Children playing with fire have recently caused at least two other fires in Dothan, but parents can take precautions to protect their homes and families. You can get more information on safe-guarding your home and loved ones by contacting the Dothan Fire Department at 334-615-3500.