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Discarded Cigarette To Blame For Wake County Fire

Posted December 13, 2004 4:08 a.m. EST

— More than a dozen people are homeless following an early-morning fire in eastern Wake County.

The fire happened at a mobile home on Buffalo Road. Authorities believe the fire was started by a discarded cigarette in the trash can.

Six adults and eight children were in the house. All were able to get out unharmed. The Red Cross is providing them shelter.