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Police ID victim of fatal Claremont fire

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CLAREMONT, N.H. - Officials have released the identity of a man killed in a house fire in Claremont. They say the victim was Louis Russel, 68.

Firefighters found Russel dead on the floor of his burning home at 11 Warren Street Sunday night. They say his death was accidental.

Investigators said it appeared the fire started in a first-floor bedroom, possibly from carelessly discarded cigarettes.

The home did not have working smoke detectors.

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