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OLIVIA — Careless smoking is the apparent cause of the fire that damaged an apartment unit Feb. 7 at Westcourt Apartments in Olivia. The body of the apartment’s tenant was later discovered.


Billy Eugene Camper, 64, of Olivia, died of natural causes before the fire broke out in his apartment, an autopsy by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner determined.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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