"Extinguished" Cigar in Potting Soil Ignites, Causing ONE MILLION in Damage!

Yeah, you read that right…the estimate is One Million dollars plus contents when an unidentified man placed a cigar into a potted plant to put it out. Most potting soil contains a lot of organic matter that can ignite, and this cigar ignited the soil in the pot, bursting into flame and causing enormous damage.


Sioux Falls Fire Rescue is ruling an apartment building fire accidental, and officials don’t plan on filing charges.  A cigar sparked the flames, which led to more about $1 million in fire damage. The fire started on a deck of the third floor of a building at Penbrooke Place. Insurance adjusters are still trying to determine whether the owners can save the building.