A Lawrence man escaped uninjured when his rented mobile trailer caught fire early this morning.
Firefighters responded at 12:54 a.m. to the blaze that took 24 minutes to extinguish and caused about $13,000 damage,
Investigators believe the fire was started by a cigarette left unattended on an upholstered chair, said Dan Morrow, Lawrence Fire Department battalion chief.
The occupant, Mark Fraser, was registered at a local motel by the American Red Cross, said Betty Bennett, Red Cross administrative assistant.
He checked out later in the morning, Bennett said.