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Lake Oswego firefighters extinguish apartment fire


Improperly discarded cigarette sparks the blaze

Lake Oswego firefighters extinguished a fire sparked by an improperly disposed cigarette on the deck of an apartment Wednesday evening.by: LAKE OSWEGO FIRE DEPARTMENT - Firefighters battle a fire on the deck of an apartment on Jefferson Parkway in Lake Oswego on Wednesday.

Firefighters had the blaze under control within about 20 minutes of a 5:45 p.m. 9-1-1 call reporting heavy smoke in an apartment at 2 Jefferson Parkway.

The cigarette was discarded in a flowerpot on the back deck, officials said. Damage was estimated at $20,000.

Portland Fire & Rescue and Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue assisted the Lake Oswego Fire Department with the case.