Man dies in Columbiana apartment fire

COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in Shelby County have learned the identity of a man killed in an apartment fire.

According to Columbiana police, 28-year-old Christopher Jones died in Monday morning's blaze at Columbiana Villas Apartments.

Firefighters were called the complex just after 7:30 a.m.

Investigators believe a cigarette ignited a sofa in Jones' apartment. The victim's body was found in a bedroom.

No other apartments were damaged in the fire.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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