Fatal Fire in Hyannis Due to Child Playing With Lighter

fire department patchHYANNIS –  The cause of the fire that killed eight year old Savvis Yianasmidis on Monday was apparently a child playing with a lighter in a shed.

Three eight year olds were in the shed when the blaze broke out at 252 Hinckley road in Hyannis at about 5:30.

According to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s office, there were also indications that gasoline was being stored in the shed, the other two children were not hurt.


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