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Fire marshal: Elderly woman dies in Louisiana house fire

January 23, 2022 GMT

FRANKLINTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say an elderly woman died after her mobile home caught fire early Sunday.

The state fire marshal’s office says the deadly fire ignited at a home Franklinton in Washington Parish. Firefighters were dispatched to the home at about 4 a.m., the agency said in a statement, but the woman died inside before she could be rescued.

The cause of the fire is being investigated. The victim’s name was not immediately released.

The fire marshal’s office urged Louisiana residents to be extra careful when heating their homes this winter, noting that temperatures late Saturday and early Sunday dropped below freezing.