as mentioned in Authorities have determined that smoking materials caused two separate fatal fires in northwestern Minnesota this week.
The fire is under investigation by the state fire marshal’s and Roseau County sheriff’s offices, but a news release said the cause was a cigarette.
In Roseau County, authorities said a cigarette sparked a house fire that killed a Badger-area man early Monday.
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Larson was found in the apartment and was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
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Smoking materials caused fatal Moorhead fire
by Jim MonkMOORHEAD, Minn. – A Minnesota state fire marshal’s investigator has determined a Moorhead apartment fire that killed a woman was caused by smoking materials in the bedroom.
Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Wallin tells KFGO News that firefighters found smoke and soot coming from one of the apartments on the lower level of the building Wednesday.
The victim was found in that apartment and was rushed to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo.
Moorhead police identified the victim as 58-year-old Billi Jo Larson.
The official cause of death is still pending the final autopsy report.
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