Condolences for this family's tragic loss, April 1st, 2012. Christian, the great-grandson was only age 13. Virgen, the great-grandfather may have fallen asleep while smoking.
San Mateo County Times/Joshua Melvin, 7/19/12. "Human error likely sparked fatal Pacifica house fire, report says."
|Leaving a cigarette unattended is a mistake|
The report does not say how the April 1 blaze -- which killed Christian Haro, 13, and Javier Virgen, 90 -- started in the home on the 500 block of Inverness Drive. But it does note Virgen slept in the area where the fire apparently began and had been known to smoke cigarettes in the house.
Related articles - Newark Patch/Karil Hulac, 4/1/12, And, Fix Pacifica reprinted article from KTVU News 4/1/12.
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