House fire claims one life

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - Officials in Livingston Parish are investigating a fire which left an elderly woman dead inside her home Tuesday morning.

Firefighters identified the victim as Barbara Alford, 70. They found her near the back of her home on Shadow Bluff Avenue in Denham Springs.

The cause of the fire has not been determined. Further details will be passed on when they become available.

According to the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal, there have been four deadly house fires in Livingston Parish so far this year and 20 statewide.

State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said most of the deadly fires were related to the cold weather. He added there were no working smoke alarms in Alford's home.

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