January 23, 1996 in City

Cigarette Blamed For Deadly Blaze

From Staff And Wire Reports

A cigarette apparently ignited a mobile home fire that killed a man who lived alone, investigators said Monday.

The cigarette Floyd Johnson had been smoking Sunday apparently ignited furniture in the Spokane Valley home, fire officials said.

Neighbors who spotted the flames broke into the home and tried to extinguish the blaze. After the flames died down, the neighbors found Johnson’s body.

Johnson, 68, apparently lost consciousness as smoke filled the structure, investigators said.

, DataTimes

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