Overland Park authorities say the cigarette caused a fire in an apartment

The Overland Park Fire Department said it had reached a conclusion on the cause of an early morning apartment fire. The OPFD said an improperly discarded cigarette started the fire at the Meadowlark Hills apartments on Thursday. Investigators believe that a cigarette put out in a rusting cafe may allow the fire to ignite the terrace and possibly an exterior wall of the two-story building. The department says twelve people were moved from six apartments. The Red Cross is working with the apartment management to find housing for the residents. Fortunately, no one was injured in the fire. The blaze started just before 4:30 a.m. Firefighters ensured everyone was clear of the affected building and began to battle the blaze, which was inside an exterior wall on the second floor . Due to the location, firefighters say it was difficult to extinguish. The fire is considered accidental by investigators. Overland Park authorities said in a press release that they would like to remind smokers to completely extinguish smoking materials in sand or water before disposing of them. . The department has more information on smoking safety through its website. According to previous reports, this is the fourth time an apartment in Meadowlark Hill has caught fire since 2016. It caught fire twice in 2018.

The Overland Park Fire Department said it had reached a conclusion on the cause of an early morning apartment fire.

The OPFD says an improperly discarded cigarette started the fire at the Meadowlark Hills apartments on Thursday

Fire investigators said ‘carelessly discarded smoking materials’ caused the early morning fire in the 9100 block of Robinson in Overland Park.

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Investigators believe that a cigarette put out in a rusting cafe may allow the fire to ignite the terrace and possibly an exterior wall of the two-story building.

The department says twelve people have been moved from six apartments. The Red Cross is working with the apartment management to find housing for the residents.

Fortunately, no one was injured in the fire.

The blaze started just before 4:30 a.m. Firefighters ensured everyone was clear of the affected building and began to battle the blaze, which was inside an exterior wall on the second floor .

Due to the location, firefighters say it was difficult to extinguish.

The fire is considered accidental by investigators.

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, on their website.

Overland Park authorities said in a press release that they would like to remind smokers to completely extinguish smoking materials in sand or water before disposing of them.

The ministry has more on tobacco safety through its website.

According to previous reports, this is the fourth time an apartment in Meadowlark Hill has caught fire since 2016. It caught fire twice in 2018.