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Fire marshal believes discarded cigarettes in trashcan caused Upstate house fire

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Fire officials believe discarded cigarettes in a trashcan ignited a fire in an Upstate home on Tuesday.

Per Spartanburg City Fire Marshal Brad Hall, the fire damaged the bedroom area of a home located on Bomar Avenue in Spartanburg. He said smoke damage was also noted throughout the home. The home was not a total loss.

The call came in around 3:30 p.m. and took about 10 minutes to put out.

No injuries were reported, however, Red Cross is assisting the family with any immediate needs.

The homeowner said that he dumped an ash tray into the trashcan prior to the fire starting in the bedroom. Hall believes this is what started the fire.

The Spartanburg City, Hilltop and Roebuck Fire Departments responded to the blaze.

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