Man Found Dead After Apartment Fire

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    A man was found dead inside a City Heights apartment after a devastating fire Wednesday.

    Fire crews found the victim inside a second-story apartment on Wightman Street when they arrived around 4:15 a.m.

    The front door was locked, and they made a forced entry to find one person dead inside the unit.

    The man was in his 50s, according to fire department officials. The cause was a cigarette, but it is unknown if the man was smoking before the incident.

    Editor's note: NBC 7 San Diego originally reported that a woman, not a man, died in the fire. We regret the error.