A house fire Tuesday at 1016 1/2 State is believed to have been caused by a cigarette.
Quincy Fire Department investigation revealed that the occupant had been smoking. The resident admitted to snuffing out the cigarette on the wood railing and then throwing the butt on the ground below the deck. A fire burned from that spot toward the house, catching the outside of the house on fire.
Firefighters extinguished the fire before it burned into the interior of the residence, which was owned by David Eversden.