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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 11:57 pm | Updated: 12:06 pm, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

FAIRBANKS — A fire broke out in a North Pole apartment Sunday night, killing a dog and displacing three families.

The fire was reported just before midnight Sunday at 367 Park Way in North Pole, said North Pole Fire Chief Buddy Lane.

Lane identified the apartments, based on the building’s electric box, as upper, lower and end apartments. The fire began and the dog perished in an end apartment, he said. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the end apartment, but all three units were damaged by the smoke, Lane said.

The fire probably was caused by a cigarette left on a couch, he said.

None of the human occupants of the triplex was hurt, but all were displaced, Lane said. The Red Cross provided motel rooms for the displaced families.

Contact staff writer Sam Friedman at 459-7545. Follow him on Twitter, @FDNMcrime.

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