Fire takes life of elderly BR man

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 3:28pm

BATON ROUGE, La (FOX44) – John Eddie Williamson, 77, of Baton Rouge this morning was found dead in his apartment this morning after fire fighters responded to the call of a fire in the retirement community.

When fire fighters with the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the call, they found Williamson in the living area of the apartment.

The fire started around 10:00 a.m. at the St. Theresa Senior Housing for the Elderly complex on Winbourne Avenue. By the time fire fighters arrived on the scene, the fire had gone out on its own. But when they entered the building for inspection, they quickly discovered the man, dead, in the room where they believe the fire started.

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire at this time.


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