Fire kills 1 man in Overland Park

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Investigators say carelessly disposed smoking materials was the cause of a fire that killed a man at an Overland Park apartment building.

The fire department said in a news release that the fire early Monday at the Deveraux Apartments led to the death of 74 year old James Arthur Stoker, who lived in the apartment where the fire started. He was found dead when firefighters searched the apartment.

No other injuries were reported in the eight-unit apartment complex. The fire department said the blaze was contained to one apartment, although adjacent units suffered some smoke and water damage.



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