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Electrical Cord To Blame For Deadly Fayetteville Fire

Posted December 30, 2002 2:05 a.m. EST

— Fire investigators have confirmed a deadly Fayetteville fire was started by the improper use of an extension cord with a heating pad.

Paul Johnson died when fire swept through the home late Friday night.

Investigators say an electrical cord connected to a lamp and heating pad was found next to a bed where the fire started.

Johnson's dog also died in the fire. Two women in the home escaped with minor injuries.