Firefighters found a 93-year-old man dead in his bed Tuesday morning.
Crews responded to Luther Lintz's house on Newport Highway at about 7:45 a.m., according to WCYB.
Officials believe the blower locked up on an oil stove heater, causing smoke to fill the house. Authorities took Lintz to Tacoma Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
His body will undergo an autopsy at the Quillen College of Medicine.