House Fire In North Mankato 17 May 13

A fire at a home in North Mankato on Thursday is being blamed on a smoldering cigarette. The fire at the residence on Lyndale Street apparently started on the back deck of the home after a cigarette was improperly disposed of, and the flames then spread up the side of the house, burning a significant amount of the building’s siding. No one was injured in the fire, which caused several thousand dollars-worth of damage to the home.