Experiment with a holiday present sets family’s yard on fire

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MCKINNEY (KFDX/KJTL) — An experiment with a holiday present set a family’s yard on fire.

12-year-old Cayden Parson was really excited by the magnifying glass he got as a gift, and he wanted to try it out.

According to his mom, he went outside with his brothers to use the sun to burn holes in newspapers.

But wind blew embers on to the lawn, which caught fire. And the Christmas lights were starting to melt.

The family jumped to work and was able to put out the fire without involving authorities.

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