Wayland man, 85, dies in house fire
Material piled on electric cord blamed in blaze
An 85-year-old man died in a fire in Wayland Friday in a house that was rundown and overflowing with items, Wayland Fire Chief Vincent Smith said. Joseph H. Kozlowski died in the two-alarm fire at 2 Gage Road, which authorities said was confined to the basement. Investigators have concluded the fire was an accident. An electrical extension cord in the basement may have been overloaded, according to state Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan.