The Free Press, Mankato, MN

May 7, 2013

Cigarette cause of duplex fire


The Mankato Free Press

---- — A burning cigarette left on a couch was the cause of a fire thathospitalized a Mankato woman last week, Mankato fire officials said.

Linda Tabatt, 53, was treated for smoke inhalation following the Tuesdaynight duplex fire at 514 North Second St. that firefighters quicklyextinguished.

Fire officials estimated the damage costs at $25,000.