Man perishes in mobile home fire on North 22nd Street

Man perishes in mobile home fire on North 22nd Street
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POSTED: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Monday, September 2, 2013 - 3:37pm

The body of a man was found inside the debris of a mobile home that was destroyed by fire.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reports that the blaze was reported shortly before 3:00 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 2. When investigators arrived to the scene located on North 22nd Street, they found the mobile home completely engulfed in flames.

Once the fire was extinguished, investigators located the body of an unidentified black male. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.

So far investigators have not said whether or not they believe the fire was accidental or suspected arson.

The Baton Rouge Police Department is assisting with the investigation.
 

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