A fire investigator has determined the cause and origin of a fire on Howell Avenue fire was improper disposal of smoking material, according to the Saskatoon fire department.
A fire department news release said that a bag of clothes caught on fire against a single-family dwelling unit.
Fire crews attended the scene at 6:51 a.m. on Sunday after reports a deck was on fire. It appeared that a dumpster was on fire against the outside of the house.
Crews brought the fire under control at 7:03 a.m.
The fire caused $5,000 worth of damage.
The fire department reminded residents to dispose of smoking material properly using a non-combustible container with an appropriate lid and away from combustibles.
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