- Associated Press - Saturday, June 27, 2015

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Investigators believe a 64-year-old man died from possible smoke inhalation in a fire at his Butte residence.

Authorities say the fire was reported about 8 a.m. Friday and may have been started by a burning cigarette.

The name of the victim was not immediately released.

Butte-Silver Bow fire marshal John Lasky tells The Montana Standard (https://bit.ly/1BW1RfB ) that the man lived alone and was found in a back bedroom in the basement.

The fire was contained to a recliner in the basement living room.

Lasky says a pack of cigarettes was found nearyby.


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

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