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House fire in Jennings claims life of handicapped man

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 2:00pm

The State Fire Marshal is currently investigating a fire that claimed the life of a handicapped man.

Officials say the fire began at roughly 11:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1 at a home on Willis Street in Jennings. There were three people inside the home when the fire started. Two escaped unharmed. However, a handicapped man perished in the flames.

Investigators believe the fire started in a bedroom of the home, but have not yet determined a cause.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. The name of the victim has not yet been released.
 

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