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Fire investigator: Cigarette likely cause for $10,000 apartment fire

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Crews from Portland Fire & Rescue battled a two-alarm fire at an apartment building in the 500 block of NE 100th Ave. Sunday night. (Photo courtesy of Benjamin Kerensa) Crews from Portland Fire & Rescue battled a two-alarm fire at an apartment building in the 500 block of NE 100th Ave. Sunday night. (Photo courtesy of Benjamin Kerensa)
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

Portland Fire & Rescue fought a two-alarm apartment fire Sunday night that an investigator said was likely caused by a discarded cigarette.

Crews responded to the call in the 500 block of Northeast 100th Avenue just after 9:30 p.m., and reported seeing 15-foot high flames coming from a second level patio.

Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze, and none of the residents of the 67-unit, five-story building were displaced. PF&R officials added that there were no injuries.

According to the fire investigator, the fire started in a planter on the second-level rooftop of the building’s commercial space, likely ignited by a cigarette. The total damage is estimated at $10,000.

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