Second house fire claims another life this week
BATON ROUGE - One person is dead after a Monday night fire in Baton Rouge.
The fire was reported in the 7200 block of Sevenoaks Avenue around 10:17 p.m. Firefighters found smoke coming from the rear of the house. Crews were able to stop the fire from spreading to the rest of the structure.
Firefighters found the body of 66-year-old Christopher Dugas inside the home. Dugas died from carbon monoxide poisoning secondary to smoke inhalation, according to the coroner's office.
The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.
This was the second fatal house fire this week.
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