SACRAMENTO, Ky. (WEHT) – We have new information about a deadly fire in McLean County.

The cause of death for a Sacramento, Kentucky man who was killed when his home caught fire October 1 has been released. Officials say 69-year-old Jeff Helm died of smoke inhalation.

Fire marshals indicated a faulty portable heater may have been the cause of the fire, but Kentucky State Police detectives were brought in to investigate. An official cause has still not been released.