Cause of Thursday Morning Fire Released

UPDATE: Careless use of smoking materials caused a house fire that injured one man early on Thursday morning. The fire was contained to a small room in the basement and was out when firefighters arrived. A water line in the basement had melted, putting the fire out.

Fire Officials say that the house sustained moderate smoke and water damage and has been red-tagged by the city.

The 39 year old male victim was treated at Mercy Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. His name has not been released.

Officials want to remind residents to dispose of smoking materials in a safe manner and make sure you have working smoke alarms. Previous Story: Firefighters responded to a structure fire early Thursday morning. The call came in around 9:20 a.m. on the 2800 block of 11th street. When crews arrived on scene, they found the home full of smoke, but no fire. The fire, which started in the basement, was out before firefighters arrived on scene. Fire crews also found one man inside the home who may have possibly suffered from smoke inhalation. He was treated on scene and transported to the hospital. The man's condition and name is unknown. The cause of the fire is under investigation.