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Officials: Cigarette Led to Fatal Walton Fire

By Jason Weinstein.
Officials say an unattended cigarette led to a fatal fire in the Village of Walton.

The blaze happened early Monday morning at 22 Benton Ave and killed 66-year-old Phillip Kurt. Delaware County emergency personnel say the cigarette was on a couch in Kirk's apartment.

Residents from three other apartments in the building were able to escape when fire broke out. The structure is a total loss.