Cigarette or spark suspected in fire that killed 4 brothers

Cigarette or spark suspected in fire that killed 4 brothers
This photo provided by KYTV in Springfield, Mo., shows the aftermath of a fire that killed multiple children early Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Lake Ozark, Mo. (Mike Landis/KYTV via AP)

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018 10:29AM EDT

LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- Fire investigators suspect a cigarette or errant spark caused a fire that killed four brothers in Missouri.

A report from the state fire marshal s office shows that the fire started in April after the boy s mother and her boyfriend invited several friends over for a cookout at her Lake Ozark home. KRCG-TV reports that they used a barbecue grill and lit a fire pit to keep warm.

Investigators couldn t conclusively determine a cause but narrowed it down to a discarded cigarette or sparks from the fire pit or grill.
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