Toledo fire investigators were looking into the cause of a fi re
last night at the Flory Gardens apartments, 3425 Nebraska Ave.,
The fire was deliberately set in a pile of garbage in a vestibule
between exterior and interior doors of the one-story building,
Battalion Chief Brian Byrd said.
The structure is owned by the Lucas Metropolitan Housing
The fire alarm went off about 6:30 p.m. The blaze caused
signifi cant smoke, so residents fl ed the structure. The fire was
extinguished a short time later, and residents eventually were
allowed to return.
There was no significant structural damage, but the ceiling above the fire sustained some smoke damage, the chief said.