Roseland man killed in Wednesday fire _lowres

Photo provided by Louisiana State Fire Marshal -- State Fire Marshal investigators are currently on the scene of a fire that claimed one life and severely damaged a residence. Authorities were alerted to the fire at 12582 Tangipahoa Avenue in the community of Roseland just after 4:00 a.m. this morning.Upon arrival, firefighters of the Roseland Volunteer Fire Department and the Amite Fire Department, respectively, found the small two-bedroom wood frame house venting flames from the rear, south side, of the home.

A house fire killed a man in Roseland early Wednesday morning and investigators are trying to determine what started the blaze.

Firefighters were called to 12582 Tangipahoa Ave. about 4 a.m., where they found a two-bedroom wood-frame house engulfed in flames, according to a news release from the State Fire Marshal’s Office.

When the fire was extinguished, crews found the body of 60-year-old Woodrow H. Ford Jr. on a recliner in a bedroom. His autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fatal blaze but believe it began in the kitchen. The house was not equipped with working smoke alarms, the release states.