- Although authorities have yet to determine what caused a deadly fire
in Easton yesterday, they are learning new details as the investigation continues.
Fire investigators say the fire, that killed two men, started in the living room near the couch. The victims, along with eight others who were there at the time, had been smoking and drinking for several hours before the blaze broke out. Officials say smoking can not be ruled out as the cause of the fire.
An autopsy report shows Mark Beaton and his brother, Paul Beaton, died of smoke inhalation.