- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ROSELAND, La. (AP) - The State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating a fatal house fire in the Tangipahoa Parish community of Roseland.

Officials say when firefighters from the Roseland Volunteer Fire Department and the Amite Fire Department arrived at the scene around 4 a.m. Wednesday they found flames coming from two sides of the small two-bedroom wood frame house.

After the fire was extinguished, authorities say firefighters entered the home and found the body of 60-year-old Woodrow H. Ford Jr. in a recliner which was located in a bedroom adjacent to the kitchen.

The Tangipahoa Parish coroner’s will perform an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Firefighters believe the fire started in the kitchen.


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