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Cigarette Caused House Fire That Killed Dog

House fire at Stoneridge Drive and Trevor Parkway was put out quickly.

Cigarette Caused House Fire That Killed Dog

A house fire in a neighborhood near Stoneridge Drive and Trevor Parkway killed a dog, injured a firefighter, and did $25,000 in damage on Wednesday afternoon.

Around 4:30 p.m., the put out a house fire in the 2800 block of Curry Street. By the time it was over, it had damaged the outside of the home and cracked windows, but did not spread further, said Battalion Chief Joe Testa in a press release.

The homeowner's dog was killed in the fire and one firefighter suffered a minor injury; he was treated and released from the hospital.

The and the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department investigated and found the fire was caused by cigarette ashes dropped into tan bark ground cover at the front of the home by occupants and their friends.

Four adults were home at the time of the fire, but had gotten out before fire trucks arrived.

The estimated damages are $25,000, said Testa. The occupants were able to return to the home after the fire.

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