Ray Booth/Newcomerstown News

Members of the Newcomerstown Emergency Rescue Squad's Fire Division extinguished a small fire located behind the Newcomerstown News office and J&O Sportswear at 130-1/2 West Main Street last Monday evening. The outside air conditioner caused the smoke from the fire to be blown back into the apartment. The fire was ruled "accidental" in nature and may have been caused by a tossed cigarette. Minimal damage was reported and there were no injuries.