Home damaged by lawnmower fire in bedroom

December 8th, 2010 by Staff

Source: KQTV — Firefighters say a cigarette caused a fire that sent a St. Joseph man to the hospital today.

According to investigators, a man was working on his lawnmower in a bedroom at the home near 18th & Jones Streets. They say the man was smoking at the time.

That combination sparked the fire that left the home a total loss and sent the man to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

A woman was also home at the time. She was not hurt.

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