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Cigarettes start roof fire

Echo Press photo by Al Edenloff

Alexandria firefighters were called to 108 6th Avenue East at 12:34 p.m. Monday after smoke filled the building, which houses Trends by Tami. The fire was caused by cigarette butts that were left in a plastic bucket on the roof above an upper-level apartment. The fire burned a small hole through the roof. The damage was estimated at about $6,000.

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