Cigarette butts blamed for two house fires in metro
Smoldering cigarette butts were blamed for a West Fargo house fire Wednesday morning and in a south Fargo fire Wednesday afternoon.
The Fargo homeowner, Donna Windom, escaped the fire after a window shattered, waking her from an afternoon nap, Fargo police Officer Chris Bergem said. Windom wasn't injured.
However, one firefighter was. A piece of sheetrock fell, hitting the firefighter on the back and causing a broken spinal bone.
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