- Associated Press - Saturday, September 6, 2014

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - Mitchell authorities have ruled fatal apartment fire as accidental.

The Daily Republic reports (https://bit.ly/1w0U77l ) that investigators believe the blaze early Thursday morning was caused by a candle.

Authorities say t18-year-old Tylor Kostrzewski died in the fire. He was a student and the Mitchell Technical Institute.

Authorities say Kostrzewski was a Kimball native and lived on the second floor of the three-story house that was converted into apartments.

The building’s five other occupants escaped the fire, but two were taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation and burns.


Information from: The Daily Republic, https://www.mitchellrepublic.com

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