A disabled elderly man died Saturday morning in a house fire in White Castle, the Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.
Charles Woods, 76, was unable to exit his Robinson Road home after a fire broke out shortly before 11:50 a.m. He was pronounced dead on the scene, Capt. Monty Migliacio said.
State Fire Marshal's Office spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue, whose agency is investigating the incident, said family members indicated the man was blind and unable to walk.
Four other occupants of the home were able to escape unharmed, Rodrigue said.
This story was updated on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 to reflect new information about how many occupants were present at the time of the fire and the authority who released the information.