Cigarette likely cause of leaf pile fire

Nov. 9, 2009

Wauwatosa Fire Department extinguished leaf piles burning in a residential neighborhood Saturday morning.

Crews saw 3-foot-tall flames coming from four large piles of leaves on the street in the 3300 block of North 107th Street and the 10700 block of West Townsend Street when they arrived at 5:38 a.m., according to the Wauwatosa police report.

The fires did not cause any damage. Fire officials said the flames likely were started by a tossed cigarette.

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