A Lafayette house fire led to the discovery the homeowner who apparently committed suicide early Thursday.

Lafayette firefighters responded to the scene of a fire in progress on Bachert Street at 3 a.m. Thursday morning.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported flames pouring from the residence. Fire supression efforts took 20 minutes.

While conducting a search of the residence, firefighters discovered the body of the homeowner in one of the bedrooms.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the homeowner was deceased prior to the fire from an apparent suicide.

 Lafayette fire investigators determined that the fire originated in a separate bedroom from the victim. The fire was set prior to the deceased actions.

 The investigation is ongoing.

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