UPDATE: Fire officials confirm cause of house fire near Comer St.

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - News Leader Nine has confirmed the cause of a house fire early Monday Morning in a Bibb City neighborhood.

First responders arrived just before 3:00 a.m., acting to control the fire inside a house on the corner of Comer Street and 1st Avenue.

Heavy smoke also spread around the area, partially damaging a neighboring house. Officials say a burning cigarette started the fire.

No one was injured. The tenant living in the home made it outside before the fire spread.

The local Red Cross office came to the scene after the fire was stopped; volunteers are providing assistance and resources to the tenant.

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