NEWS BRIEFS: Careless smoking suspected cause of fatal fire

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Careless smoking is suspected of causing an apartment fire that claimed the life of 55-year-old Karen Petersen. “The cause is suspected to be smoking materials too close to combustibles,” NWT fire marshal Chucker Dewar told Yellowknifer last Friday, adding the blaze has been ruled accidental. Petersen was pronounced dead in hospital after being found in...