Eight people displaced by three-alarm fire in Milton

The improper disposal of a cigarette sparked a three-alarm fire in Milton early this morning that dameged a three-family apartment building, fire officials said.

The Milton Fire Department responded to the scene at 54 Central Ave. about 2:47 a.m., said Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Finerty. The blaze was under control by 6 a.m.

No one was injured in the fire, Finerty said. Residents escaped the building in time after being alerted by smoke alarms, said Jennifer Mieth, a spokeswoman for the state fire marshal’s office.


The third-floor apartment sustained “heavy damage,” while the other two floors were only burned on the back porches, he said.

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Investigators from the State Police and Milton Fire Department determined the cause of the blaze to be improper disposal of a cigarette on the first-floor back porch, said Mieth.

Finerty said he believed eight people were displaced by the fire.

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