- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 23, 2018

KENNER, La. (AP) - Officials say a 58-year-old man has died after a fire at a home in Louisiana.

Jefferson Parish Coroner Dr. Gerry Cvitanovich tells The Advocate that Benjamin Ford was taken to the Ochsner Medical Center on Friday and pronounced dead there.

Officials say the Kenner Fire Department received word of the blaze Friday night.

A man who evacuated the home told firefighters his brother was trapped inside. Firefighters found Ford in an upstairs bedroom surrounded by the blaze.

Authorities did not discuss a potential cause for the fire.


Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide