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Trash can fire damages side of home in Sweet Home

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Photo: Sweet Home Fire Dist. Photo: Sweet Home Fire Dist.
SWEET HOME, OR (KPTV) -

A home received minor damage after a fire started in a trash can in Sweet Home Wednesday afternoon.

Sweet Home Fire District said they responded to the fire around 4:06 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, they found the homeowner using a hose to douse what remained of the fire that started in a trash can.

The homeowner told firefighters he went outside and found his garbage and yard debris receptacles on fire against his house. He grabbed the hose and began to douse the fire as someone else called 911.

The fire damaged the exterior cement siding and a window.

Sweet Home Fire Dist. said the fire is believed to have started due to some rags and cardboard in the receptacle that were used to clean up deck stain earlier in the day.

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