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Authorities Determine Cause Of Mankato House Fire

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The Mankato Department of Public Safety says the cause of last Tuesday's fire at 514 North Second Street was…a cigarette. Although the fire was put out quickly, Authorities said one occupant was treated for smoke inhalation and damage was estimated at $25,000. Because the fire is ruled an ‘accident', no criminal charges were filed and the investigation is now closed.