CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header


Plano Apartment Fire Likely Caused By Burning Cigar

View Comments
(credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

(credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

kluvs super 70s weekend voting 1979 dl Plano Apartment Fire Likely Caused By Burning CigarPick The Best Song From 1979

115245513 8 Plano Apartment Fire Likely Caused By Burning CigarCrush Of The Day: Mila Kunis

80219448 Plano Apartment Fire Likely Caused By Burning CigarViral Video: Hilarious Southwest Safety Announcement

155742164 Plano Apartment Fire Likely Caused By Burning CigarPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) - Investigators believe a lit cigar caused a Plano apartment fire over the weekend that has displaced 19 families.  No injuries were reported and fire fighters were able to rescue two dogs from the blaze.

The two-alarm fire started Sunday afternoon at the Saxony at Chase Oaks apartments in a building that contained 20 units.  All of them except one was unoccupied.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire, but say it looks the fire started in the storage closet on the balcony of a third floor apartment.  The apartment resident told investigators that he was smoking a cigar on the balcony before the fire started.  He thought he put out the cigar before placing it in the storage closet.

Two apartment units received extensive fire damage, ten others have heavy water damage.  The American Red Cross is helping tenants who have been moved from their homes.

View Comments