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Man hurt in fire at house

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webmaster | 05/11/12

A lit cigarette is thought to be the cause of a fire that partially damaged a home on the northeast corner of Ellis and Lake streets and injured a man, according to authorities.

Neighbors called 911 when they saw smoke coming from the back of the property.

A former resident was reportedly sleeping on the back patio of the house when the fire began about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The man may have been drinking, according to emergency crews, and said he had possibly dropped a lit cigarette into his pile of belongings...


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