House fire claims the life of Shreveport man

A man dies after his house catches fire.
A man dies after his house catches fire.

Shreveport firefighters tell us the blaze started just before two o-clock this morning.

The fire broke out at a duplex,  in the 4600 block of Southern Ave.

According to authorities the 55-year old victim lived on the second floor.

A man living on the first floor was able to escape without injury.

Firefighters had the flames under control within an hour.

Officials say the blaze started at the front corner of the duplex.

They are still investigating the victim's cause of death.

They are also looking into what started the fire.

We'll bring you more details throughout the day.

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