- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A 33-year-old Butte man has died of injuries suffered in an apartment fire.

Butte-Silver Bow County deputy coroner Lori Durkin tells The Montana Standard (http://bit.ly/1vkQuFm ) that Leonard Birkelo died Thursday night at St. James Hospital in Butte.

Birkelo’s upstairs neighbor reported his basement apartment was on fire at about 4 a.m. Thursday. Fire Marshal John Lasky says it appears a sofa bed caught fire after being too close to a heater.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com

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