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TELL CITY - A basement fire at 724 16th St. in Tell City Tuesday was caused by a discarded cigarette, according to Tell City Fire Department Chief Greg Linne.
No one was hurt in the fire, he said, adding the cigarette was discarded on the basement floor near some paper and cardboard and the fire was put out with a fire extinguisher before firefighters arrived. "They were pretty lucky," he said, adding there wasn't any damage to the home and he believes it was an accident.
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