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'Discarded cigarette' cause of Tecumseth Pines house fire

Posted August 10, 2018

A fire in the Tecumseth Pines community south of Tottenham yesterday afternoon is believed to have been caused by a "discarded cigarette."

New Tecumseth firefighters were called to the scene at 12:12 pm and found a working fire at the rear of the housing unit, which spread into the roof structure. It started on the attached rear deck attached to the house.

There were 25 firefighters involved, including support from King-Schomberg Fire.

The fire was deemed accidental and caused approximately $100,000 in damages.

No injuries were reported and the home was in compliance with the Ontario Fire Code for smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

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by Tony Veltri