Mar 3, 2013 1:47 PM by katc

Fatal Fire in Carencro Leaves One Man Dead

An early morning house fire in Carencro leaves one man dead. Lafayette and Carencro Fire Departments responded to a house fire at 112 Collins Street in Carencro around 5:41 Sunday morning. When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke was coming from the gutters and roof of the single family dwelling. Shortly afterwards, the fire vented through the roof of the structure.

Firefighters had to force entry to the home. During an initial search of the interior, firefighters found a male occupant in the bedroom. The fire victim was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lafayette Parish Coroner's office. The victim has been identified as Shawn Woods, 28 years old. He lived at the residence with his father, James Harris. Harris was not home at the time of the fire. No other injuries were reported. The cause of death is still under investigation.

Fire investigators examined the dwelling. The structure sustained heavy fire damage to the attic and roof area. The interior of the dwelling sustained moderate fire and smoke damage. There were no smoke detectors in the dwelling.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The investigation was conducted by Lafayette Fire Investigators, Carencro Police Department, Lafayette Metro Crime Scene, Louisiana State Fire Marshal Office as well the Lafayette Parish Coroner's Office.


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