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[Texas] Cigarette ignites fatal house fire

According to investigators, Gregory S. Ballou died as a result of smoke inhalation from a fire that started due to a cigarette smoldering several hours on an upholstered sofa inside the house. Ballou, 52, fell asleep on the sofa with a lit cigarette.
Star Community Newspapers (Plano, TX)
added Oct 12, 2012 15:48
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[Texas] Worker's cigarette causes fire that sent thick black smoke into SW Houston sky

it was a transformer that caught fire and spread to nearby trees and a fence. A Houston Fire Department spokesperson told us that it is a break area for construction workers and that a fire by smoking materials is the only logical thing the commander co
KRTK TV ABC13 (Houston, TX)
added Oct 12, 2012 10:55
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[Missouri] Smoking blamed for fatal fire

Authorities say a man who was smoking in bed sparked a fire on Monday at the Cloud Drift Motel that claimed his life.
Springfield (MO) News-Leader
added Oct 9, 2012 07:13
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[China] Tobacco proposed as earthquake relief

The earthquake-hit Yunnan province's application for an increased quota on cigarette production to boost tobacco tax and help with disaster relief has ignited public criticism.
China Daily (cn)
added Sep 11, 2012 12:56
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[Korea - South] Fines to go up for motorists tossing out cigarette butts

Under the revised bill approved by the Cabinet during the day, those who throw such objects deemed dangerous, including cigarette butts and pieces of glass, out of car windows will face a fine of 50,000 won ($44), up from the current amount of 30,000 won
Joong Ang Ilbo (kr)
added Sep 4, 2012 18:06
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[UK] Discarded husband’s cigar caused grans’ death

she was overcome by toxic fumes from a burning sofa. The chair had been set alight by a cigar discarded by her former partner George, with whom she still lived.
The Comet (uk)
added Sep 3, 2012 05:08
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[Louisiana] Man lights cigarette while investigating suspicious gas smell, ends up in hospital

The victim is in his 50s and was transported to St. Mary's Medical Center with severe burns.
KSLA-TV Ch. 12
added Aug 29, 2012 21:23
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[California] Discarded cigarette ignites Willits fire

A brush fire at Sherwood Road and Highway 101 was started about 11:20 a.m. Saturday by someone who tossed a cigarette out a car window. It spread rapidly up the steep, brushy slope about 100 feet away from Highway 101.
Ukiah (CA) Daily Journal
added Aug 4, 2012 23:13
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[New Jersey] Flick of politician's cigarette touches off smoky high-rise fire

Passaic City Council President Gary S. Schaer got a firsthand lesson in the danger of smoking this week when he inadvertently touched off a fire at his mother's high-rise apartment on Passaic Avenue.
Hackensack (NJ) Record/Herald News
added Jul 22, 2012 20:03
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USFA Releases Smoking-Related Fires in Residential Buildings Report

an estimated 7,600 smoking-related fires in residential buildings occur annually in the United States, resulting in an estimated average of 365 deaths, 925 injuries, and $326 million in property loss. While smoking-related fires account for only 2 percent
United States Fire Administration (USFA)
added Jul 14, 2012 13:36
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