$750Okay in damages estimated from Saskatoon hearth – Saskatoon
A cigarette butt was the culprit that caused $750,000 in damages to a home on the 600 block of Hargreaves Lane in Saskatoon Monday evening.
The Saskatoon Fire Department said crews brought the blaze under control at 8:46 pm, noting that nobody was injured.
An investigation into the fire found that it started inside a pillar that was supporting the roof over the front door.
A paper cup for cigarette butts was near the pillar, and butts were found in the pillar as well.
The fire department added that people should use non-combustible containers made of glass or metal as cigarette receptacles, and have water in them to make sure the butts are fully extinguished.
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