LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (AP) - The State Fire Marshal's office says a fire killed a 63-year-old woman and destroyed a home in Lake Providence early Friday.
Firefighters were dispatched just after 3:30 a.m. and found the single-story, wood-framed home completely engulfed by the blaze.
Investigators located the body of Carrie Bell Phoenix lying in a passageway between the home's kitchen and dining room area. The body was released to the East Carroll Parish Coroner for autopsy.
Phoenix shared the home with her 45-year-old special needs daughter, who was able to escape unharmed. The daughter told investigators her mother had remained behind in an attempt to extinguish the blaze.