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Investigation ongoing into fatal Ville Platte house fire

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Posted at 2:13 PM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 15:13:45-05

Deputies are continuing their investigation into a Friday afternoon fire that killed a Ville Platte man and four dogs.

The fire started around 4:30 pm at a mobile home in the 3100 block of Hwy 167 in Ville Platte.

Evangeline Parish firefighters responded to the scene and discovered the body of a man believed to be the 58-year-old homeowner.

His body and the remains of four dogs were found near the back door of the home.

State Fire Marshal's deputies say the homeowner was disabled.

A cause of death and further identification is pending.

Deputies say the cause of the fire remains undetermined, but investigators believed it may have started in the living room.

An investigation is ongoing.