March 14, 2012

News Release

For Immediate Release

Careless Smoking Causes Fire at Chardonnay Apartments

The Springfield Fire Department (SFD) has ruled the fire at Chardonnay Apartments, 820 E. Montclair, as accidental and the cause to be careless smoking. The fire began on a second floor balcony.

SFD received the fire call at 6:15 a.m. March 14 and a total of 48 apartments were vacated. No injuries to the occupants were reported, but two firefighters sustained minor injuries.

The loss is estimated at $2 million.

For more information, contact: Assistant Fire Chief Randy Villines at 830-3770.

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Springfield Fire Department

830 Boonville Ave., P.O. Box 8368, Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1500 • FAX: 417-864-1505 • springfieldmo.gov/fire