A 51-year-old Ville Platte man died in an early morning fire in the 100 block of West Hickory Street, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
The Ville Platte Fire Department responded to the fire shortly after 2 a.m., State Fire Marshal Butch Browning said in a news release.
One person escaped the home without injuries, Browning said.
Firefighters found Irving Antoine dead in his bedroom after they extinguished the blaze, Browning said.
The home had no working smoke alarms, Browning said.
The fire remains under investigation.