A small fire late Monday evening caused minor damages to the third floor of a downtown apartment complex.
Salt Lake Fire Capt. Roy Anderson said the fire at the Hawthorne House, 379 E. First Ave. (50 North), was accidentally ignited by an apartment tenant while smoking. He said a mattress was in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene.The tenant suffered a minor laceration to a hand while trying to get a fire extinguisher. "We suspect it was a cigarette," Anderson said.