UPDATE: Homer house fire victims identified as mother and son who lived in the home


UPDATE: HOMER, La. (4:30 PM) — More information in the Home house fire investigation has been released.

According to the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal (SFM), the bodies of two people found inside the home have been identified as the residents of the home.

SFM says that the bode of a 60-year-old woman and her 28-year-old son were found in the home Tuesday morning. The woman was found in a bedroom while the son was found in a hallway.

The official identifications and preliminary causes of death are pending with the Claiborne Parish Coroner’s Office.

SFM investigators have determined that the fire originated in the home’s den area. The exact cause is still under investigation but they say that the potential for an electrical malfunction relating to a window A/C unit being powered by an extension cord is being considered as a possible factor.

Investigators also say that no working smoke alarms have been located in the home.

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