La. volunteer FF-paramedic dies in house fire

Officials found evidence that a kitchen fire started and was extinguished before firefighters arrived on scene and believe that it was a contributing factor to the house fire


By News Staff

LAROSE, La. — State fire officials are investigating a house that killed a volunteer firefighter-paramedic.

The Lafourche Parish firefighters responded to a house fire on Tuesday and found a man dead in his home, 4WWL reports. Fire officials believe the body found belongs to the 41-year-old homeowner, who is also a firefighter and paramedic in the area.

Officials found evidence that a kitchen fire started and was extinguished before firefighters arrived on scene and believe that it was a contributing factor to the house fire. The man’s body was found in a bedroom nearby.

The Lafourche Parish Coroner’s Office is investigating the cause of death and official identification is still pending.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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