A fire in an apartment at 25 Bashford Road on the city’s west side sent one person to a hospital Tuesday evening with burns and smoke inhalation.
Firefighters said flames were coming from the back of one of the downstairs units in the two-story, four-family building when they arrived after getting the alarm at 5:37 p.m.
Investigators blamed the fire on smoking materials that were disposed of improperly, Lt. James W. Pearce said in a report.
Firefighters had the blaze under control in less than 20 minutes, and only the unit where it happened was uninhabitable, Pearce said.
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The building is on the corner of Bashford Road and Spice Ridge Lane, south of Hillsborough Street, near Interstate 40.