SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Fire Investigators said a discarded cigarette is to blame for igniting a Springfield duplex fire that left one man dead.
Eugene Springfield Fire said they responded to the fire at 161 ½ on 19th Street shortly after midnight.
Crews said they forced entry into the home and found a deceased man inside.
Investigators said a discarded cigarette started the small and slow smoldering fire. They said there were no working smoke alarms.
Information regarding the victim’s identity and cause of death have not been released.