Wednesday, November 17, 2021
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Second fire in as many days caused by discarded cigarette

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A house fire on the north side Friday causing about $100,000 in damage.

Firefighters from three stations were called to the 700 block of 12A Street north just before noon.

Flames were coming from the front of the house when they arrived and crews quickly determined the blaze had started under the front deck.

Investigators say a discarded cigarette sparked it.

There were no injuries.

It’s the second fire in two days caused by improper disposal of smoking materials after an apartment balcony fire on the west side Thursday.

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Tina Karst

A Lethbridge College alumnus, Tina moved back to the community two years after convocation, in September 2007, to become a member of the CJOC News Team. She started as a weekend reporter/anchor and now serves as Associate News Director. When Tina’s not tracking down local news, she’s either busy at home with Jordan and their two kids or creating custom macrame pieces for a growing list of clients.

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