A cigarette is the cause of an apartment fire in Virginia Beach

Posted at 11:13 AM, May 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-04 14:39:17-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – A cigarette not disposed of properly caused an apartment fire in Virginia Beach Friday night.

Just before midnight, fire units were called to an apartment on Shinglemaker Court near Craftsman Drive.

Fire officials a say a bedroom on the second floor caught fire and there was smoke damage to the rest of the apartment.

The resident was alerted by a smoke detector and was able to get out safely.

No one was hurt.