Louisiana man dies trying to save dog in fatal house fire

A man and his dog died in Louisiana’s first fatal fire of 2022.

The victim was not identified by name, pending official confirmation of identity, but it’s believed he is the 69-year-old tenant.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the tenant was able to get out of the home but went back in to save his dog.

Unfortunately, his heroic act cost him his life. The man and the dog were both found dead inside by firefighters.

Authorities say the fire started outside in the carport area.

While the official cause of this fire is yet to be determined, SFM investigators haven’t ruled out the possibility of electrical malfunction.

Deputies were unable to locate working smoke alarms in the home.

However, even with the presence of working smoke alarms to alert occupants to a fire danger, the SFM wants to stressed the importance of getting out of a burning structure as fast as possible.