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Early Morning House Fire Claims Two Lives in Keithville

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KEITHVILLE, La. (KNOE 8 News) An early morning house fire claimed two lives in the southern Caddo Parish community of Keithville.

State Fire Marshal investigators and local authorities are investigating the cause of this fatal fire.

Just before 4:00 a.m. Saturday, firefighters were called to the residence located at 11804 Sparks-Davis Road. A single-wide mobile home was fully engulfed, and after extinguishing the fire, crews located the bodies of two individuals.

According to investigators, the fire originated in the living room of the two bedroom home at or near a sofa. The fire caused extensive damage to the entire structure, with only a small area of the vertical structure remaining intact.

"The bodies of the two victims, 46 year old Henry Patton, Jr. and 47 year old Tina Lavergne were recovered from two separate bedrooms within the residence. Both appeared to have been sleeping when the fire started," state officials report, "Patton had lived in the mobile home, which was situated behind his parent's home, for approximately four months. Prior to Patton moving-in, the home sat unoccupied for an extended period of time. Lavergne, who was an old high school friend of Patton's, was visiting for the weekend. There was no evidence of operable smoke alarms within the residence."

The bodies of the victims were released to the Caddo Parish Coroner for autopsy. The investigation remains active.

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