A child playing with a lighter set off a fire that caused severe damage to one unit in an apartment complex on Airport Road shortly before 1 p.m. Monday.
"The child is very lucky he wasn't killed," Carson City Fire Chief Stacey Giomi said.
The fire, in the bottom of a six-unit apartment complex, caused severe damage to the bottom apartment, moderate to the unit above it and smoke damage to two more.
The flames spread up the outside wall and went into the attic, Giomi said.
No one was injured, and the fire department was able to rescue several …