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Unattended cooking causes fire fatality

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A St. Paul man is dead after his kitchen caught fire early this morning. KARE 11 reports food was was cooking in the kitchen when the fire started.

St. Paul Firefighters were called to the duplex on the 1900 block of Upper Afton Rd. after neighbors reported seeing smoke. They found an unresponsive man in a rear bedroom. He was taken to Regions Hospital where he died from his injuries.

Fire officials say unattended cooking--the leading cause of building fires--is the cause.

This is the first fatal fire in St. Paul this year.

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