- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of a fire that is believed to have been ignited on accident.

The Gazette reports that authorities say 63-year-old Alan Dibble died in the April 13 fire at his house.

John Padgett, commander of emergency services with the sheriff’s office, said Dibble was a known smoker and cigarettes and matches were found throughout his home.

Padgett said the fire appears to have originated on a couch where Dibble often smoked and where his body was found.

Authorities are waiting for Dibble’s completed autopsy report to determine his official cause of death.


Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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