Explains why you’re writing a fanfic of him.

Oh, the guilt. We should of warned you.
Now go and create the same character, cook your old character and die again. It is the only way this will work.

I don’t know if it’s intended (as smoke inhalation is definitely a killer in RL), but going from 80% torso health to dead from inhalation might be a little much.

Admittedly, I may just not be preparing enough for smoky environments, as I tend to just make do with dust-masks for general wear.

Filter masks are the way to go. Gas mask if you’re feeling protective.