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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.

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

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