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Cigarette Sparked Rooftop Fire At Boston Brownstone

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Rooftop fire on Beacon Street in Boston. (Viewer photo)

Rooftop fire on Beacon Street in Boston. (Viewer photo)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Investigators say the careless disposal of a cigarette sparked a rooftop fire at 182 Beacon Street Monday night.

Boston Fire says a flower pot on the roof deck of the 14-unit brownstone was being used as an ashtray.

Flames burned through the roof and into the top floor of the six-story building.

There were no injuries reported. The fire caused an estimated $1 million in damage.

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