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Police: Boy hurt when man sets Christmas tree on fire

A firefighter takes boy from house Sunday. | Phoby Todd Sherman

A firefighter takes the boy from the house Sunday. | Photo by Todd Sherman

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A 1-year-old suffered minor burns after the toddler’s mother’s intoxicated ex-boyfriend set a Christmas tree on fire on the Southwest Side, police said.

One child was taken from the 4800 block of South Kolin to Saint Anthony Hospital on Sunday night as a precaution, Fire Department spokesman Will Knight said.

The ex-boyfriend drunkenly entered the home and lit the Christmas tree on fire, police said. He then fled in shorts and bare feet, according to television reports. The boyfriend was not in custody Monday.

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