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Published May 15, 2012, 10:14 PM

Fire damages Moorhead home

Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - Smoking may have caused another fire in Moorhead.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Smoking may have caused another fire in Moorhead. Crews were called to this home in the 3500 block of 11th street south Wednesday at about 7:30. The homeowner saw flames on the outside of his home. He used a garden hose to douse the flames. Firefighters say the fire did get into the insulation in the attic. There is considerable damage.

Greg Doeden – Moorhead Assistant Fire Chief: “Homeowner said he had been out there smoking. Found remnants of a plastic container. It's under investigation right now, but it appears that's the point of origin.”

Crews say they were able to minimize the damage to the inside of the house.

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