Sunday Fire Kills One in Ville Platte
Fire crews were called to the scene of a mobile home fire in Ville Platte late Sunday evening. According to reports crews reported finding a mobile home fully involved when they arrived on the scene around 11:30 on Sunday night.
Working quickly fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze in a short amount of time. It was after the fire was out that a gruesome discovery was made. Fire investigators say a badly burned body was discovered in the ruins of the burned mobile home.
Fire crews from the Ward 5 Fire Protection District responded to the blaze. However, the investigation of the fatality now rests with the office of the Louisiana State Fire Marshal.
Very little information has been released on the blaze. We can only assume that the identity of the deceased is being withheld until notification of next of kin. We do anticipate more details on the cause of the blaze to be released in the very near future as investigators with the State Fire Marshal's Office concluded their preliminary look into what happened.