Investigators say Payne County fatal fire was accidental

Monday, January 24th 2005, 5:28 am
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Investigators in Stillwater say a fire that killed a 5-year-old boy was an accident.

Battalion Fire Chief Eric Seeliger with the Stillwater Fire Department says the fire started in the boy's room.

An exact cause is still not known, but officials believe the boy may have been playing with matches.

His name has not been released.

Firefighters responded to the fire at about 12:35 Saturday afternoon. The boy was inside the home alone, and another teenage family member was on the premises, but not inside the home.