A Ridgeland family is safe after a fire started in their home shortly after 4 a.m.
An official with the Ridgeland Fire Department says a child in the home started the fire after playing with a lighter and paper.
Authorities say the child was dared to do it by another child.
The homeowner was able to put out the fire by the time the Ridgeland Fire Department arrived on scene.
No one was injured.
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