Man suffers burns in house fire caused by lit cigarette, firefighters say

By Mariah Medina - Digital Journalist, Jennifer Galvan - Photojournalist

SAN ANTONIO - A man was burned Saturday in a house fire that firefighters believe was caused by a cigarette. 

The fire broke out in the 500 block of Carol Crest Street on the city's East Side around 6:30 p.m. after the man fell asleep while smoking a cigarette. 

Firefighters said they saw smoke when they arrived at the home.

The fire burned up a large part of the interior of the house and also burned the man on his side, firefighters said.

He was taken to Brook Army Medical Center for treatment.

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