smoking was the cause of the Notre Dame Avenue blaze that cause about $5,000 in
smoke damage to the three-story brick apartment building.
responded around 4:40 in the morning Dec. 29, with five emergency vehicles and
13 firefighters arriving on the scene to extinguish the blaze. The three-story
building has 30 residential units, but only the two occupants where the fire
occurred had to be evacuated.
“Careless smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths,” the fire department said in a media release. “Encourage smokers to smoke outside. Never smoke in bed. Use large deep ashtrays that can’t be easily knocked over.”