BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Investigators have determined a fire that killed a Bismarck man earlier this month was started accidentally by smoking materials.
Seventy-two-year-old James Mulfinger died May 11 in a fire at a 12-unit apartment building in Bismarck.
Firefighters found him unresponsive in the apartment where the fire started.
Twenty-two firefighters responded, along with police and ambulance crews.
No other injuries to residents or firefighters were reported.