Virginia Beach man dies after cigarette fire

by actuate | April 16th, 2010

April 14, 2010

A 74-year-old Virginia Beach man is dead after he lit a cigarette in his bedroom and started a fire.

According to an article on FireEngineering.com, a caretaker for the Virginia Beach man found him unconscious and called 911.

Smoke inhalation appeared to be the cause of death, but the Virginia Beach medical examiner will determine the cause of death, the article said.

The article also reported that the home didn’t have working smoke detectors.

How often do you check the smoke detectors in your family’s home to make sure they’re working? Do you also check the smoke detectors of your loved ones?

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