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Fire claims life of Plain Dealing man

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PLAIN DEALING, LA (KSLA) -

The State Fire Marshal says a fire claimed the life of a Bossier Parish man over the weekend.

It happened in at a two-story home at 821 Fire Tower Road in Plain Dealing around 11:00 p.m. Saturday.

Firefighters arrived to find the home engulfed in flames. One of the occupants who escaped the blaze, 47-year-old Bruce Lynn, told firefighters his father had not made it out of the home.

Lynn told investigators he was on the second floor of the home, and his first attempt to rescue his father on the first floor had to be aborted because of the heavy smoke. After getting out through a second-story window, he tried again to get in, but by then the smoke and flames had spread throughout the home.

After putting out the fire, firefighters found the remains believed to be that of 76-year-old George Lynn in his bedroom.

An attempt to positively identify the victim through DNA is planned.

State Fire Marshal investigators have determined the fire originated in the area of the victim's bedroom. Due to the severe damage to the structure, the exact cause could not be determined, but the State Fire Marshal's office says there has been no indication of foul play.

According to the State Fire Marshal's office, Bruce Lynn described his father as having limited mobility and a smoker who regularly exhibited unsafe smoking practices.

The home was not equipped with working smoke alarms.

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