Malfunctioning Electric Cord Blamed In Fatal Fire
ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — Fire officials say a malfunctioning extension cord caused a house fire that killed an 88-year-old Abingdon man.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office says Saturday’s fire began in the second-floor bedroom. A passer-by who saw smoke called 911.
After about 60 firefighters put out the blaze, the body of John C. Youngblood was found in the second-floor bedroom.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner says Youngblood died as result of heart failure from experiencing fire and smoke conditions.
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