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UPDATE: Fire destroys "group home" on 15th Ave.

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Fire destroyed a home today in east Chattanooga today.

The fire occurred at 3001 15th Avenue shortly before 3:00 p.m. The fire has been ruled accidental by Chattanooga Fire Department. They said the fire was likely caused by improperly discarded cigarette butts. 

The only resident who was home said she emptied some cigarette butts into a trash bag and put the bag on the back porch.

CFD says that is where the fire started. 

Fire officials say the home is a total loss with an estimated $95,000 in damages,

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