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Unattended cooking items suspected as cause of fatal house fire in Ventress

5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Tuesday, June 09 2020 Jun 9, 2020 June 09, 2020 11:50 AM June 09, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ
The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fatal house fire that occurred in Ventress and resulted in the death of an unidentified elderly man. Photo: State Fire Marshal's Office

POINTE COUPEE PARISH - The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fatal house fire that occurred in Ventress and resulted in an elderly man's death.

The fire broke out Sunday (June 7) night shortly before 9 p.m., at a home within the 10000 block of Island Road.

Firefighters located the body of a man in between the home’s kitchen and living room areas.

While official identification and cause of death are pending with the Pointe Coupee Parish Coroner’s Office, the victim is believed to be the 74-year-old homeowner.

After assessing the scene, SFM investigators determined the fire originated in the kitchen.

Unattended cooking is suspected as the cause.

More information will be released as SFM investigators continue to analyze the tragic incident. 

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