A man has pleaded guilty to starting a fire in the Kelly-Ramsey block in Edmonton that caused $3.5 million in damages and destroyed businesses in the historic building, the Edmonton Journal reports.

The fire was started by Michael Kevin O’Reilly on March 24, 2009 by using a malfunctioning torch to light a cigar, the Edmonton Journal says.

He was a tenant of the building and broke into the owners office and smoked cigars using a malfunctioning torch which lit papers on a desk, the Edmonton Journal added.

"That led to the torn papers catching fire and the ensuing blaze spread across the fourth floor," said Crown prosecutor Neil Wiberg to the Edmonton Sun, adding that citizens noticed the flames and called firefighters.

The incident did not cause any injury or loss of life, the Edmonton Sun adds.

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  • Bangladeshis and firefighters battle a fire at a garment factory in the Savar neighborhood in Dhaka, Bangladesh, late Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. An official said firefighters have recovered more than 100 bodies after a fire raced through the multi-story garment factory just outside Bangladesh's capital. (AP Photo/Polash Khan)

  • Bangladeshi firefighters douse last of the smoke at the garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday Nov. 25, 2012. At least 112 people were killed in a late Saturday night fire that raced through the multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday. (AP Photo/ khurshed Rinku)

  • A Bangladeshi police official inspects the burnt garment factory in the Savar neighborhood outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday Nov. 25, 2012. At least 112 people were killed in a late Saturday night fire that raced through the multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday.(AP Photo/ khurshed Rinku)

  • A Bangladeshi police officer walks between rows of burnt sewing machines in a garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. At least 112 people were killed in a late Saturday night fire that raced through the multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday. (AP Photo/ khurshed Rinku)

  • A Bangladeshi firefighter battles a fire at a garment factory ioutside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. At least 112 people were killed in a fire that raced through the multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday. (AP Photo/Hasan Raza)

  • A Bangladeshi woman cries as she claims the body of her relative killed in a fire at a garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday Nov. 25, 2012. At least 112 people were killed in a late Saturday night fire that raced through the multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday.(AP Photo/ Jibon Amir)

  • People look at a burnt garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. At least 112 people were killed late Saturday night in a fire that raced through the multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday. (AP Photo/Hasan Raza)

  • A Bangladeshi man carries the body of his relative killed in a fire at a garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. At least 112 people were killed late Saturday night in a fire that raced through the multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday. (AP Photo/Hasan Raza)

  • A Bangladeshi woman cries as she claims the body of her relative killed in a fire at a garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday Nov. 25, 2012. At least 112 people were killed in a late Saturday night fire that raced through the multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday.(AP Photo/ Jibon Amir)

  • People console a woman whose relative was killed in a fire at a garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. At least 112 people were killed late Saturday night in a fire that raced through the multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday. (AP Photo/Hasan Raza)

  • Relatives and onlooker surround a truck carrying the bodies of their kin killed in a fire at a garment factory outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. At least 112 people were killed in a late Saturday night fire that raced through the multi-story garment factory just outside of Bangladesh's capital, an official said Sunday. (AP Photo/ Jibon Amir)