The Iowa City Fire Department says a house fire on March 11 was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.
Crews were called to 1811 H Street at around 11:30 p.m. for a report of a house fire.
Damage to the home is estimated at $150,000, but the family did escape. One resident was injured.
Fire Marshal John Grier says smoking materials were improperly discarded into a trash can in a downstairs bedroom. The fire then ignited materials nearby and spread quickly through the rest of the home.
Grier says a working smoke alarm did help give residents early notification of the fire.
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