Investigators: Stove left on caused fatal fire

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Posted: Mar 20, 2012 10:39 AM
Updated: Mar 20, 2012 10:39 AM

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METAIRIE - Fire investigators say at 68-year-old man was found dead inside a burning apartment in Metairie. His identity has not been released.

The fire broke out shortly after midnight. A neighbor spotted heavy smoke coming from the second floor apartment. Investigators say the man's body was found just inside the door to the apartment.

The fire began in the kitchen from a pot with food on the stove. The burner was on and the flames burned through the bottom of the pot.

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