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Cedar Rapids weekend fire ruled unintentional

CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Investigators say the Saturday morning fire that damaged the siding of a home on Blue Ridge Court NE has been ruled unintentional.

Discarded smoking materials fell on the garage overhang from the second floor window and started the blaze.

The Fire Department is using this opportunity to remind anyone who smokes to use deep, wide ashtrays and make sure cigarettes and ashes are extinguished before they are thrown out. They also recommend either smoking outside or using sand or water to douse any ashes.

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