Man found dead in fire; motorcycle seen as cause
STILLWATER -- A Harley Davidson motorcycle parked in a home's kitchen may have cause a fire that killed a man, investigators said Tuesday.
Richard Cooper, spokesman for the state fire marshal's office, said investigators think the fire at a rural home southeast of Stillwater started in the kitchen, with the motorcycle as a possible cause. However, they had not made a final determination Tuesday, he said.
Payne County Sheriff Carl Hiner said the fire started early Monday morning, and investigators found the body at noon. Cooper said the body was face up near the front door.
Hiner said investigators think the dead man was the home's occupant but did not release his name because they had not made a positive identification.
The fire nearly consumed the small rental house and its contents, including the motorcycle, Cooper said.