Fire claims the life of a man in Catahoula Parish

Source: Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal

CATAHOULA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - State fire officials say a man has died in a fire in Catahoula Parish.

According to the state fire marshal's office, it happened around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 22, in Sicily Island. They say firefighters responded to a call for a mobile home fire located in the 300 block of 7th Street, near the intersection with Peck Avenue.

Firefighters later located the body of who is believed to be the 42-year-old male tenant near the home’s front door. Official identification and cause of death are pending an autopsy by the Catahoula Parish Coroner’s Office.

Due to the extreme extent of damage to the mobile home, deputies were only able to narrow down the area of origin to the center of the structure which was identified as a living room area. Deputies learned that location is where the occupant was known to sleep frequently.

At this time, an exact cause remains undetermined, however, the fire is not considered to be suspicious.

The investigation is ongoing.