A young boy playing with a lighter caused about $25,000 damage to his home on Tuesday, according to the Aiken County Sheriffís Office.

The blaze happened about 1:30 p.m. at a home on Princess Lane in Aiken, according to a sheriffís report.

Investigators said a 5-year-old boy tried to light his toy car on fire with a ďcandle lighter.Ē

An adult in the home told officers she was unaware that the boy was playing with lighters, the report stated.

The report didnít indicate the extent of damage to the home, but the property owner told officers he estimated the damage to be about $25,000.

Blaze reportedly started by child playing with lighter