Ville Platte man dies in house fire

Ville Platte, LA- The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a home fire that has claimed the life of one man.

The Ville Platte Fire Department responded shortly after 2:00 am Tuesday to 111 West Hickory Street to a report that a home was on fire.

There were two people in the home at the time of the fire; one person did escape without injuries. The other occupant died inside the home.

The State Fire Marshal's Office was called to investigate the fire. Investigators identified the deceased man as Irving Antoine. He was found in his bedroom.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Fire officials say there were no working smoke alarms operating at the time of the fire.