Man Dies in Motel Fire West of Springfield

7 years 3 months 1 week ago Monday, October 08 2012 Oct 8, 2012 Monday, October 08, 2012 9:11:40 AM CDT October 08, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say one man has died in a motel fire west of Springfield.

Officials responded to the Cloud Drift Motel around 2 a.m. Monday. Brookline Fire Chief Larry McConnell says the man used oxygen to help him breath and several oxygen tanks were inside the room.

Broadcaster KSPR reported that the fire started near the bed, and officials had warned the man before about smoking in bed.

The name of the man wasn't immediately released.

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