- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

WALKER, Mich. (AP) - Fire investigators say they believe a defective refrigerator caused a fire that killed a wheelchair-using man in his suburban Grand Rapids home.

The fire department in Walker tells WOOD-TV (http://bit.ly/1eObmN4 ) that the fire likely smoldered for some time before breaking out in the kitchen of 66-year-old Robert J. Lillis Jr.

The department says it got a call about 8 p.m. Sunday and fire crews found the house engulfed in flames.

An autopsy is planned to determine the cause of Lillis’s death.

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Information from: WOOD-TV, http://www.woodtv.com

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