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Published April 07, 2012, 04:30 PM

Firefighters Urge Caution after Three Deck Fires

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Firefighters are urging smokers to use caution after three deck fires in Fargo overnight.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Firefighters are urging smokers to use caution after three deck fires in Fargo overnight.

Damage to each deck is minimal. Officials believe the three fires at apartment buildings were caused by smoking materials. High winds can blow those materials around, then start fires, possibly much larger than these.

You're advised to completely put out cigarettes properly before going back inside.

Capt. Randy Weiss with the Fargo Fire Dept. says, "when they are putting their cigarettes out in receptacles, they are putting them in ash trays or potted plants or plastic pales and they go inside and the wind has been blowing these over, blowing ash trays over."

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