Fire caused by "careless smoker" in Westwood

WESTWOOD, OH (FOX19) - Fire crews say that a "careless smoker" is to blame for an early morning Westwood fire.

Firefighters received reports of the blaze around 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning in the 2500 block of Orland Avenue.

Crews arriving on the scene reported a working fire at the residence. All residents had evacuated the house prior to the fire department's arrival.

The cause of the fire has been determined as a careless smoker, damage is estimated at $30 thousand.

One firefighter was transported to the hospital and has since been released.

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