Quincy Fire Department says cigarette cause for fire at 1016 1/2 State

Posted: Nov. 28, 2012 11:39 am Updated: Dec. 12, 2012 12:15 pm


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.


In Case You Missed It

'There's always going to be that hole': North Shelby football team playing through pain of losing teammate, classmate
The North Shelby community was rocked when four students were in a car crash on Sept. 24. North Shelby student Joshua Kennison was pronounced dead at the scene, while freshman football player Jakob Pratt died Oct. 11. The Raiders know it is a journey to move past the tragedy that struck their community over the last month, but they know they can do things to help the process.