Dayton acts to stop child fire-starters

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – 2 NEWS is digging deeper at how the City of Dayton is working to prevent young fire-starters.

2 NEWS has learned that once the Dayton Fire Department catches a juvenile setting a fire, they’ll almost never have to catch them a second time.

That’s because of a program at Miami Valley Hospital.

Last year, more than 400 juveniles went through a prevention program.

Only two were repeat offenders.

Both the hospital and the Dayton fire department say much of this could be prevented if parents talked to their kids about the dangers of fire.

If you have concerns about your child, you can call 208-FIRE to sign up for the program.

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