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A cigarette was the apparent cause of a fire that heavily damaged one of Fargo's oldest homes, at 389 8th Ave. South, Fargo, on Oct. 29. (Michael Vosburg/The Forum)

Cigarette blamed for fire that destroyed 128-year-old Fargo house

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FARGO - A cigarette was the apparent cause of a fire that heavily damaged one of Fargo's oldest homes, Fargo Fire Department Capt. John Arens said today.

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The Oct. 29 blaze started on the second-story wooden deck of the 128-year-old house at 389 8th Ave. S. There were leaves on the deck, as well as a sack of cigarette butts and kerosene, Arens said.

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