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Man dies in Saturday evening house fire


Fire officials say a man died in a house fire that took place Saturday evening.  The fire happened at a home in the 78000 block of Rosedale Road in Maringouin, just before 4:30 pm. Investigators say an Iberville Parish sheriff's deputy noticed the fire while on patrol in the area and reported it to the fire department.  

Once firefighters gained entry into the home they found the body of Curtis Trosclair, 64, lying on the floor near a bed that had been completely destroyed by the fire. Investigators found several space heaters throughout the home, one was adjacent to the bed where Trosclair's body was found.

It's unknown whether the heater was in use at the time of the fire, but investigators believe the fire did start near the bed.

The home was completely destroyed in the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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