The owner of a popular Morgantown-area bar and restaurant was killed in a fire early Monday.

Charlie Kosten, 55, was found in his Morgantown home, just inside the front door, according to a Monongalia County dispatcher.

The house is not far from Crockett's Lodge, the Star City restaurant on University Avenue that Kosten owned for more than 25 years.

Authorities said Kosten was apparently overcome by smoke from a fire that is believed to have started on a stovetop. A fire extinguisher had been used in the kitchen.

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