A cigarette was responsible for an early morning apartment fire Tuesday, according to Lincoln Fire & Rescue.
Capt. Nancy Crist said crews were called to 6100 Vine St. at 5 a.m. about a fire that had started on the balcony of a second-floor apartment and spread inside.
When they arrived, they evacuated the two-story building and put out the fire.
Crist said there was heavy fire damage to the apartment where the fire started, and smoke and water damage to the rest of the building.
She said residents in eight apartments were displaced by the fire. The damage was estimated at $100,000.
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