MARRERO (AP) — Authorities say firefighters in Marrero recovered the body of an 80-year-old man, who died in a house fire.

Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies say the fire was reported at just before 8:20 Monday night.

State Fire Marshal Butch Browning tells WWL TV the victim, who hasn’t been identified, was found in the kitchen unconscious. He says firefighters tried to resuscitate the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Browning says there was a fire in the laundry room and the victim tried to extinguish it himself.

The man’s wife, who was also home at the time, was able to escape the blaze unharmed.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


Information from: WWL-TV,