SFD: Man who died in N. Spokane blaze started the fire

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 25, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 25 at 7:19 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane Fire Department officials said they were confident a man who died of injuries suffered in a fire in North Spokane actually started the fire himself.

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Authorities said Gregory Paul Case, 61, died as a result of burns and smoke inhalation after the fire at a four-plex near N. Standard Street and E. Euclid Avenue Jan. 19.  Case’s death was the City of Spokane’s first fire-related fatality in 2014.

A woman suffered a minor knee injury in the fire and was treated at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane.

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Investigators Saturday were working to determine how Case may have started the fire and why.

The blaze caused $5,000 in damage, according to fire officials


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