- 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 (https://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.


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

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide