Cigarette to blame for early morning fire

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OKLAHOMA CITY—Firefighters say a cigarette is to blame for an early morning house fire on the city’s southwest side Tuesday.

Fire crews rushed to a home in the 2600 block of S.W. 38th St. just after 3 a.m.

When they arrived, flames were shooting from a downstairs window of the home.

Officials say one man was inside at the time the blaze began.

Firefighters believe the fire may have sparked after the man fell asleep with a lit cigarette.

The resident told authorities when he woke up, the house was full of smoke.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the fire.

Authorities estimate the damage at around $15,000.