"Careless Smoker" Causes Apartment Fire

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 6:21pm

Many people in south El Paso had a horrific early morning awakening on Tuesday. 

An apartment complex on Kansas and Third street was on fire, causing the evacuation of 25 residents. With the help of 25 fire fighters, the fire was extinguished within five minutes.

The fire didn't spread past the unit where it started and fortuntely the man who lived inside was okay.

Damages were estimated at $50 thousand. Investigators say the fire was caused by a smoker's carelessness in extinguishing a cigarette.

  

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