FOND DU LAC — Authorities
say a fire that killed three residents of a Wisconsin
group home was likely accidental and caused by smoking
materials that were improperly discarded.
The Fond du Lac Fire
Department released the preliminary findings of its fire
investigation on Tuesday.
Three people died in last
Thursday's fire at a home for intellectually disabled
people in the eastern Wisconsin city of Fond du Lac. They
were identified as 24-year-old Taylor Lavallee,
53-year-old Lisa Eastham and 72-year-old Donna Frederick.
Two other residents escaped
from the burning home. Officials have said the home is for
adults who can care for themselves, but have cognitive