Man dies in Westwego house fire

Man dies in Westwego house fire

WESTWEGO, LA (WVUE) - A man in a wheelchair died in a Monday night fire at his Westwego home.

Firefighters received the call at about 7 p.m. When they arrived at the home in the 300 block of Avenue A, heavy black smoke was pouring from the front of the victim's home. The victim was described only as a disabled man in his 60s.

"By the time we got there his chair was ablaze and he was stuck to the chair, he was stuck to the chair," a neighbor told FOX 8. "We tried to get him out the chair and he fell over to the side by the bathroom."

The cause and origin of the fire remains under investigation, said Keith Bouvier, spokesman for the Westwego Fire Department.

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