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Smoker causes Oliver Road house fire

A large crew of firefighters were required to put out a house fire caused by a smoker on Tuesday afternoon.
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Thunder Bay Fire Rescue attended this Oliver Road residence at 5 p.m. on Tuesday. (Michael Charlebois, tbnewswatch)

THUNDER BAY -- Twenty-one fire fighters were dispatched to attend an Oliver Road house fire on Tuesday afternoon.

Thunder Bay Fire Rescue Service were called to the residence at 5 p.m., when they were notified the home-owner's smoker had tipped over and caused a wooden deck to catch fire. The fire then spread to the siding of the home.

An attack line was used to knock down the fire as there were no hydrants in the area.

Five pumpers, an aerial ladder, and a water tanker were used. Damage to the structure is considered medium.

Fire officials say no injuries occurred.