Report: Tobacco, Pot Ashes Could Be Cause Of Fire That Killed 5 - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Report: Tobacco, Pot Ashes Could Be Cause Of Fire That Killed 5

KIROTV.COM - According to a report, hot ashes in a bathroom waste basket could have been the cause of a fire that killed a man and four children at a Redmond apartment on New Year's Day. A friend of 32-year-old David Thompson and his wife said the couple had been smoking marijuana and cigarettes in the apartment's bathroom on New Year's Eve and were tapping the cigarette ashes into a waste basket.

While the cause of the fire at the Sammamish Ridge Apartments is still under investigation, the Seattle Times is reporting that investigators are considering the hot ashes as a possible cause of the fire that killed Thompson and the couple's four children.

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