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Boston Fire Dept. Says North End Roof Deck Fire Caused By Smoking

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(Credit: Kathryn R Burton)

(Credit: Kathryn R Burton)

BOSTON (CBS) – A fire in the North End of Boston is being blamed on careless smoking.

The fire, at 16 Parmenter Street was started by a cigarette that someone discarded on the roof deck.

The flames and smoke caused about $250,000 in damages.

Investigators say a person who had been on the roof deck has admitted to discarding a cigarette that started the fire.

No one was hurt.

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