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NEWS RELEASE · 25th August 2011
Terrace RCMP
Investigators with the Terrace Fire Department and RCMP have determined the cause of a house fire last week to be accidental.

The early morning blaze in the 4500 block of Scott Avenue destroyed one residence and forced the evacuation of two others.

Investigators have determined a sofa caught fire as a result of careless smoking.

Investigators say it is lucky that no one was seriously injured or killed.

According to the Canada Safety Council fires started by careless smoking cause one out of every five fire fatalities and is the leading cause of home fire deaths in Canada.