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Fatal Fire in Orange, Mass. Caused by Smoking: Authorities

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    Fatal Fire in Orange, Mass. Caused by Smoking: Authorities

    The state fire marshal says a fire in an Orange home last week that killed a disabled woman was caused by smoking.

    State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey and Fire Chief James Young said in a statement Tuesday that the victim of Friday morning's blaze was known to be a heavy smoker and was found near a recliner in the living room where she had a habit of smoking.

    Her name has not been released pending positive identification by the medical examiner.

    A man escaped the single-family home by climbing out a second-floor window before the building collapsed.

    Toddler Towed With Car, Left in Freezing Lot Overnight

    [NATL] Toddler Towed With Car, Left in Freezing Wisconsin Lot Overnight

    A 4-year-old girl was left alone inside a minivan overnight in a Milwaukee tow lot, authorities said. An impaired driver was pulled over and arrested for operating while intoxicated. Officers removed a 10-month-old child from the vehicle but left the 4-year-old girl, who spent the night in the tow lot where temperatures dropped to 19 degrees.

    (Published Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018)

    There were no working smoke or carbon monoxide alarms inside the home.

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