6 escape fire sparked by cigarette


Fire did $20,000 worth of damage to a house at 413 North Cedar Street, the city fire department reported.

The blaze began on the second floor of the house at 7:43 a.m. Wednesday after a child threw a cigarette into a crawl space there, the department said.

There were no injuries.

Five children and one adult escaped the blaze on their own.

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