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Man dies in Lake Charles house fire along Calcasieu River

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Apr 18, 2022

The body of a man was located following a house fire Monday morning in Lake Charles.

The State Fire Marshal's office says they are investigating the fatal fire which involved one death.

Deputies say just after 3:00 a.m., the Lake Charles Fire Department responded to the 5500 block of Goos Ferry Road for a report of a house fire along the Calcasieu River.

Firefighters arrived to find the house already collapsed. They later located a man's body on the remains of a mattress.

Official identification and cause of death are pending with the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office, however, the victim is believed to be the 61-year-old owner of the home.

According to SFM, an assessment of the scene and witness statements have deputies focusing on the home’s porch as a potential area of origin.

Due to the extent of the damage, deputies say they have been unable to rule out several potential causes of this fire.

An investigation is ongoing.

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