Cigarette butt container cause of Hillcrest Apartment building fire
The cause of the fire that destroyed the Hillcrest Apartment building in south Brainerd on Sept. 27 — that left 20 people out of a home — has been determined.
Brainerd Fire Chief Kevin Stunek said the fire was caused by a cigarette butt container that melted onto a deck of the second floor unit of the apartment.
Stunek said the fire was investigated by the fire department, the state fire marshal and insurance investigators.
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