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Fire investigators determine cause in 2-alarm Lanvale Towers fire

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Posted at 1:59 PM, May 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-12 16:51:05-04

Baltimore City Fire Department investigators determine cause in 2-alarm fire at Lanvale Towers. 

Investigators said that the fire was cause by an "improperly discarded cigarette material"  found inside a trash shoot on the eighth floor.

RELATED: 33 residents displaced after Lanvale Towers fire in east Baltimore

City Fire Chief Niles R. Ford said, "It was unfortunate that the residents of Lanvale Towers were without a place to stay. Fortunately, no one was injured and everyone was able to escape safely." 

RELATED: Firefighters respond to 2-alarm fire in east Baltimore, 33 residents displaced

More than 170 residents were displaced from high-rise apartment  building on April 16. 

The American Red Cross, Baltimore Housing and building management assisted in  providing  resources for all residents.