House fire leaves 1 dead in Donaldsonville

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Published: Aug. 3, 2022 at 1:19 PM CDT
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ASCENSION PARISH, La. (WAFB) - Authorities are investigating a house fire that claimed the life of a woman in Donaldsonville.

According to the State Fire Marshal’s Office, the Donaldsonville Fire Department responded around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, to a reported house fire on Catalpa Street near West 7th Street. Firefighters found a woman’s body inside the home.

Officials say the victim was bedridden when firefighters found her body in the living room.

The victim is believed to be the home’s 65-year-old, disabled homeowner; however, official identification and cause of death are pending with the Ascension Parish Coroner’s Office, according to the SFM Office.

The fire reportedly began in a back room of the home, according to the SFM Office.

The investigation into the fire’s cause remains ongoing.

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