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Fire marshal: Fire kills 1; suspicious circumstances

April 01, 2019 - 4:20 pm

HOUMA, La. (AP) — The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office says fire killed a man and damaged a house, a two-unit garage apartment and a car. Investigators are looking into suspicious circumstances.

Spokeswoman Ashley Rodrigue said in a news release Monday that the man who died apparently had lived in the upstairs apartment in Houma.

She says a child in the downstairs apartment alerted the adult occupant there, and both escaped unharmed from the fire about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

An alarm woke two adults in the house, and they also got out safely.

Rodrigue says the Terrebonne Parish Coroner's Office would identify the man and cause of death.

Rodrigue did not give details about the suspicious circumstances.

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