Officials: Girl, 8, started Daytona Beach fire


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Investigators said an 8-year-old girl started a fire that damaged a Daytona Beach home.

Fire crews were called to the home on Berkshire road near North Nova Road just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

They said the girl had been playing with a lighter when her mattress caught fire.

An elderly man inside the home had to be treated for smoke inhalation.

No one else was hurt.