Discarded smoking materials were blamed for a Batavia (IL) apartment fire that injured a firefighter Monday, according to a news report.
The Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/1yGHBs5) reported that investigators determined the fire began on the third floor balcony of the three-story structure. The fire damaged the roof, and an apartment suffered smoke and water damage, the report said.
All residents of the apartment managed to escape thanks to a working smoke detector, the report said.
One firefighter reportedly suffered a minor, unspecified injury.
Read more about this fire at http://bit.ly/1yGHBs5.
In a report from 2012, Massachusetts state fire marshals said that changing smoking behavior has resulted in more fires starting on the exterior of structures.