10-year-old plays with fireworks, burns down 3 homes

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 10-year-old boy playing with fireworks started a fire that destroyed three homes in a Mohawk Valley city.

Fire department officials in Amsterdam say the blaze started around 7 p.m. Monday behind a vacant house on West Main Street. The fast-moving flames destroyed that house along with two nearby occupied homes.

No injuries were reported.

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