UPDATE: Columbus fire officials confirm cigarette caused Clearview BBQ fire

UPDATE: Columbus fire officials confirm cigarette caused Clearview BBQ fire

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Columbus Fire officials determined a cigarette caused a fire at a popular barbecue restaurant Saturday afternoon.

Battalion Chief Terry Herring says they initially thought the small fire at Clearview BBQ on River Rd. was an electrical fire in the wall, but their investigation concluded it was caused by a cigarette. He says there was a small fire in the corner of the building just after 3:00 p.m.

Chief Herring says the restaurant had several customers at the time of the fire, but no one was injured.

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