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(Washington Terrace-AP) -- The Washington Terrace man killed in a fire started by his electric blanket is identified as William Kemp Engstrom.

The 72-year old died Saturday when flames tore through his apartment.

Engstrom was disabled. His body was found at the foot of a recliner in his bedroom.

Fire officials say the blanket's cord apparently got caught in the gears of the chair and shorted, starting the fire.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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