Deadly fire takes life of BR man

Deadly fire takes life of BR man

POSTED: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 3:51pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 3:52pm

A 71-year-old Baton Rouge man died early this morning after his home caught on fire.

Firefighters arrived on Sycamore Street around 1:44 a.m. and were able to bring the fire under control by 2:20 a.m.

According to investigators, the fire likely started in the front of the house when the man was trying to keep warm by lighting fires in different types of containers.

Fire damage extended throughout the home. As responders extinguished the fire, they found the man in the back of the house.

The EBRP Coroner’s Office is still determining the official cause of death.

No other occupants were present at the time of the fire.  

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