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SEATTLE — Seattle fire investigators said a fire at a Capitol Hill apartment building under construction started accidentally — because of smoking materials that were not properly put out in a portable toilet. Nobody was hurt.

The fire broke out at 3:00 a.m. Friday on the 1400 block of 10th Avenue.

Flames were shooting out of the roof of the building when firefighters arrived.

Damage is estimated around $10,000.

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(Photo: Seattle Fire Dept.)

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