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(Sandy-AP) -- Investigators say a Sandy man whose house went up in flames Monday died from the smoke.
Forty-six-year old Lane Thompson died of respiratory failure caused by the fire.
Three pets also died in the blaze.
The fire started just before three p-m Monday. It originated in a couch in the basement family room. Thompson was found dead in another room in the basement near the family room.
Investigators are still trying to figure out the cause.
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