PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland fire investigators say careless smoking caused a blaze that killed a man.
Portland Fire & Rescue crews responded to a house fire Saturday morning. When they arrived, they found fire coming from the home’s front windows. They entered the structure and located a large hole in the floor that created a danger for fire crew.
Portland Fire & Rescue says firefighters were able to work around the hole and extinguish the fire.
While searching the home, crews located a dead man.
Investigators arrived and determined the fire was caused by careless smoking. There were no other injuries.