Youngstown fire victim died from smoke inhalation - News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Youngstown fire victim died from smoke inhalation


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Investigators believe the victim of a Youngstown house fire died from smoke inhalation.

The county coroner says the body found inside a Broadview Avenue home on Thursday was badly burned, but there were no signs of injury from an explosion.

Some neighbors reported hearing a blast before the fire.

Relatives identify the victim as Michael Furgas.

No official cause has been listed for the blaze.

The victim's brother claims that Furgas was smoking tobacco near an oxygen tank used for a respiratory condition.

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