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Smoking is the suspected cause of the fire that was exaggerated by the use of medical oxygen. CVFD wants to remind everyone that the smoking and the use of oxygen is extremely hazardous. The gentleman in this fire was very fortunate to escape without more serious injuries or death. (Photo courtesy of Camp Verde Fire District)

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Smoking-related fire destroys house

CAMP VERDE-- Saturday morning before 6 a.m., Camp Verde Fire, with support from Montezuma-Rimrock and Verde Valley Fire Districts, was dispatched to a report of multiple homes on fire, with explosions, in the vicinity of Lazaar Road and Skyline Drive in the Verde Lakes area of Camp Verde.