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Malfunctioning Electric Cord Blamed In Fatal Fire

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(Credit: AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

(Credit: AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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