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Fatal Fayetteville Fire Caused By Cigarette

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FAYETTEVILLE — Fayetteville arson investigators havesaid that a cigarette was the cause of a fatal fire today.

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Neighbors noticed smoke coming from the house off Princeton Streetaround 9 Thursday morning.

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One man tried unsuccessfully to save71-year-old Magdaline Royster.

Investigators found her just feet from the front door. They believe shewas trying to get out.

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