Toledo man smoking cigarette dies after apartment fire
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 08:35:01 GMT —
An accidental fire turned deadly for one smoker at a west Toledo apartment Saturday.
41-year-old Jamar Allen died in an apartment fire in the 2500-block of Greenway just before 11 a.m.
Authorities said Allen was smoking while carrying a gas-powered push-lawn mower into his basement.
Witnesses said they heard a crash and then saw Allen running into the street engulfed in flames. Allen was taken to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead from burns sustained in the fire.
The apartment building received minor damage.
The fire remains under investigation.