Man, 72, dies in Louisiana house fire


Franklin Parish Coroner’s Office Facebook page

Louisiana authorities have identified the victim of a fatal weekend fire.A news release from the state fire marshal and the Franklin Parish coroner says the victim was 72-year-old Ronald H. Bixler of Wisner.

The fire was reported at 6:30 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities say responding firefighters went inside the home and found Bixler on the living room floor next to his overturned walker.

He died later at a hospital. 

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

The release said investigators were looking into whether the home’s electrical wiring or the victim’s use of a space heater might have caused the blaze.

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