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Man charged after falling asleep while cooking

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WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man was charged with reckless endangerment after falling asleep with food cooking on the stove with his 5-year-old daughter in the house.

The Willimantic Fire Department responded to a fire alarm at an apartment on Valley Street Saturday evening and saw smoke coming from a window.

Police said responders could see a girl inside trying to wake someone up on the couch. The door was locked so they forced their way in. There was food smoking on the stove.

Police say Christopher Adams, 29, appeared to be intoxicated.

The girl wasn't injured.

Police arrested Adams on charges of risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment. He was being held on a $20,000 bond and was due in court Monday.

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