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November 13, 2003

Fitzgerald-- We now know the cause of the fire that killed a Fitzgerald child Monday.

3-year-old Kristopher Smith died from smoke inhalation. Investigators say a mattress caught fire. It was too close to the fireplace. Witnesses say the parents searched the house for their son, but couldn't find him. Firemen retrieved the boy alive from the burning house--he later died.

Posted at 4:30 p.m. by melissa.kill@walb.com