Careless smoking caused deadly Livonia house fire

Fire breaks out early Thursday morning on Oporto Street, killing 60-year-old woman

Author: Halston Herrera, Senior News Editor for ClickOnDetroit.com, @ClickOnHalston, hherrera@wdiv.com
Dave Bartkowiak Jr. , Online News Editor, @DaveBartko, dbartkowiak@wdiv.com
Published On: May 16 2013 08:39:35 AM EDT   Updated On: May 16 2013 04:55:18 PM EDT
Deadly fire Livonia Oporto Street
LIVONIA, Mich. -

A woman died early Thursday morning in a house fire in Livonia, and fire investigators say careless smoking was to blame.

Livonia Fire Marshal Dan Lee says 60-year-old Debra Holmes was found on her bedroom floor after firefighters extinguished the flames at a home in the 17000 block of Oporto Street – which is off Six Mile Road west of Middlebelt Road.

There were smoke detectors inside the home but none were working, fire investigators say.