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Arlington girl, 8, severely burned when couch ignites

An 8-year-old girl was severely burned late Tuesday in Arlington, according to an initial report.

The report stated that the child had been playing with a lighter, which set the couch ablaze at the her family's home in the 3600 block of Trail Brush Drive.

A fire investigator said Wednesday morning that the girl's shirt then caught on fire.

The neighborhood is in far east Arlington, northwest of the intersection of Texas 360 and Interstate 20.

A helicopter ambulance took the girl to the burn unit at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

No other information was immediately available Tuesday morning.

Staff writer Traci Shurley contributed to this report.