Man dies in motel fire west of Springfield

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — Authorities say one man has died in a motel fire west of Springfield.

Officials responded to the Cloud Drift Motel around 2 a.m. Monday. Brookline Fire Chief Larry McConnell says the man used oxygen to help him breath and several oxygen tanks were inside the room.
Broadcaster KSPR ( ) reported that the fire started near the bed, and officials had warned the man before about smoking in bed.
The name of the man wasn’t immediately released.