Man killed in Poplar Bluff house fire

POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) - A 53-year-old Poplar Bluff man was killed in an early morning fire Friday.

Butler County Coroner Jim Akers says David Buchanan most likely died of smoke inhalation in a fire that broke out around 3:30 a.m. Friday at 1401 N. 12th Street.

Buchanan was found in a bedroom.

The fire chief is ruling the fire an accident, and says it started somewhere in the kitchen. No foul play is suspected.

The Poplar Bluff Police Department and Fire Marshal investigated the cause of the fire.

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