October 10, 2015 10:40
*** 3rd Update ********
Fire investigators have determined the cause of the fire: improperly discarded smoking material. Damage to the unit estimated at 40%.
Smoking is the leading cause of preventable home fire deaths. About one out of four fire deaths are caused by smoking materials.
- Put out all cigarettes, cigars, or pipes before you leave the room.
- Never smoke in bed.
- Use deep ashtrays. Don't put ashtrays on the arms of sofas or chairs.
- Keep matches and lighters locked up, away from children. Teach children to tell you if they find a lighter or matches.
- If smokers have visited, check floors and seat cushions for butts and ashes that may have dropped.
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