Sandusky firefighters suspect a smoldering cigarette on a second-floor wood porch likely caused a fire at home in the 300 block of Huron Ave. Wednesday night.
Crews arrived at the scene at about 10:30 p.m. to find a back portion of the home on fire. They knocked down the flames in minutes.
A woman who lives in the home said her friend smelled smoke and went upstairs, finding the second-floor landing and the side of the house on fire.
Damage appeared minimal.