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Bedroom fire kills 1, critically injures 1

January 18, 2018

MONTEGUT, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say a 79-year-old man is dead and a 43-year-old man is critically injured after a fire that apparently started in a bedroom and spread to the whole mobile home.

Fire officials tell The Daily Comet and KATC-TV that the trailer home in Montegut (MONT-uh-gyoo) was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 11:20 p.m. Wednesday.

The dead man is identified as Ernest Paul Lebouef. Authorities say Chad Michael LeBlanc was reported Thursday in critical condition at West Jefferson Medical Center.

Authorities say they don’t know what started the fire, but believe it started in a bedroom. The investigation is continuing.

Montegut is about 45 miles (70 kilometers) southwest of New Orleans.

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