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Officials Release Cause of Weekend Fire at Odessa Apartment Complex

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - We now know what sparked an apartment fire in Odessa on Saturday.

Investigators are blaming a cigarette.

Officials tell NewsWest 9, a man was smoking while using his oxygen machine.

That sparked the blaze at the Fairgreen Apartment Complex.

Fire officials say the flames didn't do a lot of damage but the fire put out a lot of smoke throughout the building.

One of the tenants was taken to the hospital because of smoke inhalation.

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