A 64-year-old Rosedale man was killed in a fire Saturday afternoon that destroyed his home, according to the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
When firefighters arrived at the single-story home at 78755 Rosedale Road, they found Curtis Trosclair lying on the floor near his bedroom in the house that had been reduced to charred remains, said Deputy Chief Fire Marshal Brant Thompson.
It is not yet clear what caused the fire, but several space heaters were found throughout the home, including one by the bed where Trosclair’s body was found, Thompson said. It’s not clear whether the space heaters were being used.
The parish Coroner’s Office was expected to perform an autopsy, and the results are pending.
One person killed in fire on cabin cruiser
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a Saturday fire that claimed the life of a man on board a cabin cruiser.
Authorities were notified of the fire about 9:30 p.m. Saturday near Dunn Ferry Road, which crosses the Calcasieu West Fork — a tributary to the Calcasieu River near Sulphur. Firefighters said Sunday the 32-foot-long cabin cruiser was engulfed in flames upon their arrival.
Investigators say the vessel immediately sank in about 30 feet of water after the fire was extinguished, preventing authorities from accessing the craft.
The Calcasieu Parish sheriff’s dive team later retrieved a body, which was turned over to the parish coroner for autopsy.
Neighbors told investigators the boat’s owner had recently acquired the craft and was working on it when they heard a small explosion.
Compiled from wire reports.