Cigarette to blame for fatal Roseburg house fire

Investigators said a 66-year-old woman died in an early morning house fire.

Posted: Jul 16, 2018 11:08 AM
Updated: Jul 16, 2018 7:35 PM

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- A Roseburg woman has died after a house fire Monday morning and fire crews said a cigarette is to blame.

Fire crews responded to the 700 block of Happy Valley Road at about 6 a.m. They reported seeing heavy black smoke coming from the back of the home. 

They said 66-year-old Georgia Fullerton was found dead in the home. Her husband, Jerry Fullerton, and a pet got out okay.

They said the fire was confined to a back room of the home and isn't suspicious. 

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