By Associated Press - Sunday, July 26, 2015

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - Fire investigators say that a misplaced hookah is to blame for a devastating Fort Collins apartment fire earlier this year.

The Coloradoan reports ( ) that the May 20 fire originated in a living room at Brookview Apartments after occupants mishandled smoking materials.

The early-morning fire displaced 24 people - 13 of them for an extended period of time - and caused some minor injuries.

The blaze wasn’t the first time fire crews responded to the apartment complex. An explosion stemming from hash oil production rocked a building in October 2013.


Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan,

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