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MAN LIGHTS GRILL INSIDE, FIRE DESTROYS HOME

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A man says he accidentally set a mattress on fire while lighting a grill inside his home in North Augusta Monday.

Firefighters went to the home on West Pine Grove Avenue about 6:30 p.m.

The owner told authorities he was lighting the burner on his propane grill when it tipped over and ignited the mattress.

Authorities say the home was destroyed by fire.