Plainview investigators determine cause of fatal house fire - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/19/09

Plainview investigators determine cause of fatal house fire

By Karin Slyker | email

PLAINVIEW, TX (KCBD) - Investigators now know the source of a deadly fire last week in Plainview.

The body of J.W. West, 76, was discovered following a fire inside his home in the 1200 block of West 11th Street in Plainview.

Investigators say the fire began when a lit cigarette fell on his mattress. West was found in his bed with severe burns. However, investigators are awaiting an autopsy report to determine exactly how he died.

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