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Cigarettes cause four fires in a week

Blazes in Mankato, Rochester, Hopkins and Minneapolis are being blamed on careless smoking. A 2008 law requires tobacco products to be wrapped with less flammable paper, but fire officials say that doesn't combat the risk from unattended cigarettes.
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Blazes in Mankato, Rochester, Hopkins and Minneapolis are being blamed on careless smoking. A 2008 law requires tobacco products to be wrapped with less flammable paper, but fire officials say that doesn't combat the risk from unattended cigarettes.

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