Deadly Lakeland fire blamed on smoking

- Detectives say a cigarette started Sunday's deadly fire at an independent living facility.

An autopsy will be performed today on the man who died at Bella Vista Manor in Lakeland. 

The victim has been tentatively identified as john Connelly, 59.  Investigators say the fire started in his bedroom.

Three people are still recovering from injuries and smoke inhalation.
 

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