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Man in wheelchair killed in Westwego house fire

5 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, August 01 2017 Aug 1, 2017 August 01, 2017 6:13 AM August 01, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press

WESTWEGO -  Authorities say a man in his 60s was found dead inside of his Louisiana home after firefighters responded to reports of a "man in a wheelchair on fire."

No one else was injured in the fire Monday night. Firefighters responding to the call arrived at the Westwego home to find heavy black smoke flowing from the front of the home. Officials say the fire was brought under control within eight to 10 minutes and the man used a wheelchair, as the emergency call indicated.
Westwego Fire Department spokesman Keith Bouvier says the cause of the fire and the man's death remains under investigation.

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