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Name of Dubuque fire victim released

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -- The Iowa Medical Examiner has released the name of a man killed in a Dubuque apartment fire at 605 Bluff Street last week.

Michael D. Fitzsimmons, 62, lived in apartment 232 where the Dubuque Fire Department determined the fire started on Friday.

The medical examiner determined the cause of death to be smoke and soot inhalation.  The manner of death has been deemed accidental.

The Dubuque Fire Department says the most probable cause of the fire is improper use of smoking materials. They say the use of oxygen in the room was also a contributing factor to the fire.

Online producer:  Eric Page

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