LIDGERWOOD, N.D. (AP) _ One person is dead after a house fire in the southeastern North Dakota town of Lidgerwood.
Fire officials say a man who lived in the home managed to get out of the burning building shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday but was unable to help his girlfriend escape.
The state fire marshal's office says it appears that smoking materials ignited the blaze.
Officials did not immediately identify the man or woman. Her body was taken to Bismarck for an autopsy.