Fire claims life of BR man

Fire claims life of BR man
Photo by Doug Fain, NBC33 News Photographer

POSTED: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 3:50pm

UPDATED: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 4:23pm

BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) – A fire claimed the life of John Eddie Williamson, 77, of Baton Rouge this morning. When fire fighters with the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the call, they found the man in the living area of the apartment.

The fire started around 10:00 a.m. at the St. Theresa Senior Housing for the Elderly complex on Winbourne Avenue. By the time fire fighters arrived on the scene, the fire had gone out on its own. But when they entered the building for inspection, they quickly discovered the man, dead, in the room where they believe the fire started.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire at this time.

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