- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - Fire officials in Hagerstown say a sprinkler system could have prevented the death of a man in an apartment fire last week.

The Hagerstown Fire Department says 41-year-old Francisco Louis Albright died of smoke inhalation as a result of a fire in the apartment’s kitchen.

According to The Herald-Mail (https://bit.ly/2j4CRuI ), city fire marshal Doug DeHaven says a sprinkler system “clearly” would have prevented Albright’s death.

Albright was the only occupant of the apartment above a former restaurant. His cat also died in the Wednesday fire.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., https://www.herald-mail.com

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