Fatal Fire in Southwest Las Vegas Was Accidental, Officials Say

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Police and fire investigators have ruled a fatal fire in a southwest Las Vegas home was accidental.

Clark County fire spokesman Scott Allison says a woman who died was a smoker and was still clutching a lighter when firefighters found her dead in bed a little before 5 a.m. in the house on Quarterhorse Lane.

The woman's name wasn't immediately released.

Firefighters also found a dog dead in the house when they responded to a report of smoke in the two-story house.

The fire was confined to the bedroom.

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