Texas boy sets fire to lawn with Christmas gift; family puts out blaze in matching pajamas

A Texas family had to put out a fire on their lawn after a magnifying glass ignited the blaze.

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A Texas family had to put out a fire on their lawn after a magnifying glass ignited the blaze.

Texas interior designer Nissa-Lynn Parson was described as a "trailblazer" in February by Voyage Dallas magazine. On Christmas Day, Parson dealt with a different kind of blaze.

That's because her 12-year-old son set fire to the lawn outside her home in McKinney, Texas, with a magnifying glass he got for Christmas, KSAT reported. The blaze forced Parson and her family to put out the fire while wearing matching pajamas.

"Christmas Day was memorable, to say the least," Parson posted on Facebook.

Parson told KPRC her son, Cayden, and his two brothers went outside to see if they could use the magnifying glass to burn holes in paper. They got more than they bargained for when they set the front lawn on fire, the television station reported.

The boys ran inside the house to alert their parents, and the whole family -- dressed in matching Christmas pajamas -- put out the fire, which melted some of the home's Christmas decorations, KSAT reported. Family members used buckets of water and used blankets to smother the flames, and also turned on the sprinklers, the television station reported.

"What a sight to see -- a bunch of people running around crazy trying to put a front lawn fire out while wearing matching Christmas jammies," Parson, who grew up in San Antonio, wrote on Facebook. "We're (still) totally laughing about it."

Parson said her son still got to keep his Christmas present.

"But he learned his lesson," Parson told KSAT.

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