Cigarette butt likely caused fatal cruise ship fire
It looks like a cig was the cause of the fire on the Star Princess.
"Investigators say cigarette butt likely caused fatal cruise ship fire
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
LONDON, England (AP) - A discarded cigarette butt was the likely cause of a fatal fire on a cruise ship in the Caribbean, accident investigators say.
Britain's Marine Accident Investigation Branch said in a report that the March 23 fire aboard the Star Princess was probably sparked by a cigarette that ignited combustible materials on a cabin balcony."
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