DONALDSONVILLE, La. (BRPROUD) — An investigation continues after firefighters found a woman’s body in a medical bed in the living room of a burning home in Donaldsonville last week.
The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal identified the victim as a 65-year-old woman with a disability that left her bedridden. The agency said the woman had a caretaker.
State fire officials said the Donaldsonville Fire Department responded to the house fire at Catalpa Street and D’ville Village Circle at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 27.
Fire investigators have determined that the fire started in the back room of the home, according to a spokesperson from SFM. Deputies continue to investigate the cause of the fire.
SFM deputies and the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office are working together in the investigation.