A Nicholson home was damaged in a fire on Tuesday that possibly may have been caused by a discarded cigarette.
The Nicholson, South Jackson and Jackson County Correctional Institute fire departments responded to 53 Thunderwood Court, Nicholson, on a reported structure fire. Upon arrival, they found a single family residence with fire showing from 25 percent of the structure. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished. The structure was listed as heavily damaged.
The occupant was home at the time of the incident and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is listed as accident/undetermined with discarded cigarettes as a possible cause.