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Man Dies in House Fire

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We now know the name of the man who died in a house fire on in Billings on Friday. The Yellowstone County Coroner says 49-year old James Oblander died from smoke inhalation. Billings fire says they answered a call for a fire at a home on the 2900 block of Cook Avenue just after 7:00p.m. Friday. The fire damaged a bedroom in the basement and caused minor smoke damage to the rest of the basement. Fire officials say the fire was contained to a futon mattress. They say Oblander tried to put the fire out with a fire extinguisher but was overcome by the smoke and wasn't able to get out of the bedroom. At this time the fire department does not know the cause of the fire.

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