Posted: Mar 21, 2013 7:42 AM by AP
PATTERSON, La. (AP) - Investigators suspect an early-morning house fire in Patterson that killed two people began when a third person fell asleep while cooking a meal.
The Louisiana Fire Marshal's Office tells The Advocate Patterson firefighters responded to the fire at 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Firefighters later discovered the bodies of 68-year-old Clarence Watson and 67-year-old Barbara Hall in a bedroom.
The fire marshal's office says 20-year-old Demetrious Owens, a grandson of Hall who lived with the couple, awoke to a burning kitchen, escaped the home and flagged down a passing police car.
Officials say the home was not equipped with smoke alarms.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com