Discarded cigarette leads to bedroom fire

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A discarded cigarette led to a bedroom fire in Whitwood yesterday (Monday).

Fire crews from Castleford and Normanton were called to a property on Wood Green at around 1pm.

Watch commander Dave Smith said: “It was quite a serious fire that was caused by a carelessly discarded cigarette in a bedroom.

“The fire smouldered for a few hours while the occupants were downstairs and they were alerted to it by the smell of smoke.

“Fortunately all four occupants got out of the property and no-one was injured.”

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