A cigarette tossed outside near the front door of this home in Standish touched off a fire that destroyed the house Friday.

Fire Chief Brent Libby, seen talking with homeowner Denise Dyer, said the fire at 1055 Chadbourne Road – Route 35 – was reported by a passerby shortly after 3 p.m.

When firefighters arrived, the fire had spread through the house and out the roof, Libby said. No one was injured in the blaze.

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