- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

GRANGER, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say a fatal house fire in Granger was likely caused by smoking.

The State Fire Marshal Division within the state Department of Public Safety says the early Monday fire was accidental and likely caused by smoking. Authorities believe the fire started on a couch where a man was located.

The man was identified as 55-year-old James O’Connor. Authorities say he died of thermal injuries.

Two other people in the house escaped safely.

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