IMPERIAL — A 16-year-old boy here thought to have started a fire in his apartment Monday suffered smoke inhalation and was treated at El Centro Regional Medical Center.
Imperial County fire Capt. Lon Hettinger said the boy, who is developmentally disabled, was thought to have started the blaze after playing with a lit stove.
Imperial police received a 911 call about 2:30 p.m. that sent them to the apartment in the 1200 block of Rodeo Drive.
Once there, officers were able to use a fire extinguisher to put out the small blaze. The boy was taken from the apartment and treated at the scene by medical crews for smoke inhalation.