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Fire official says cigarette caused Boonville blaze

Fire officials in Oneida County say a cigarette is to blame for a fire that destroyed two buildings and displaced 30 people early Thursday morning in Boonville. <br /><img src="http://www.9wsyr.com/images/common/camera.jpg" /> <a href="http://www.9wsyr.com/Photo.aspx?slideshow=4d333d2a-a4b9-4c0d-8e60-0fc23d786e51" target="_blank">Photos of the fire</a>
Photos of the fire

Boonville (WSYR-TV) – Fire officials in Oneida County say a cigarette is to blame for a fire that destroyed two buildings and displaced 30 people early Thursday morning in Boonville.

They say a man was smoking a cigarette and didn’t put it out fully. The cigarette sparked a mattress, which in turn caused the fire.

More than 15 companies responded to the fire after it was reported around 2:30 a.m.

Shortly before 11 a.m., fire officials confirmed that the blaze was out and crews had begun demolishing the buildings.

The fire began in an apartment building and spread to a second structure shortly after that.

No injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

Red Cross was called to the scene to assist with those displaced by the blaze.

Adirondack schools closed because of a lack of water resulting from the fire.

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