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State Fire Marshal investigating Ville Platte fire involving one death

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Posted at 8:57 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 13:13:38-05

State Fire Marshals are investigating a house fire in Ville Platte that has claimed the life of one man.

The Evangeline Parish-Ward 5 Fire Department responded to the 3100 block of Highway 167 North just after 4:30 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found an older model mobile home fully involved in fire. The reporting party told dispatchers that a male subject was inside the home.

Firefighters discovered the remains and requested the assistance of the Louisiana State Fire Marshal, who are now investigating the incident.

There are no more details at this time. More information will be released as it becomes available.