Fire causes $10K damage to St. Charles home
ST. CHARLES – A discarded cigarette Friday started a fire that caused an estimated $10,000 in damage to a two-story home in eastern St. Charles, said Assistant Fire Chief Joe Schelstreet.
The accidental fire spread from a trash can next to a house in the 1500 block of Jobe Avenue and went up the residence’s exterior wall, Schelstreet said. He noted the fire was in a rear corner of the house.
Firefighters found the
homeowner controlling the small fire with a garden hose when they arrived at 12:30 p.m., he said.
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