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Webster Parish man killed in house fire

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Robin Coker, 25 (Source: Shreveport Police Department) Robin Coker, 25 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
The fire that is believed to have killed Robin Coker on Wednesday also destroyed a small travel trailer where he lived in Webster Parish, several miles north of Minden. The fire that is believed to have killed Robin Coker on Wednesday also destroyed a small travel trailer where he lived in Webster Parish, several miles north of Minden.
WEBSTER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

A Webster Parish man has died in a fire that destroyed his home early Wednesday morning.

According to the State Fire Marshal's Office, investigators were dispatched just after 4 a.m. to the scene of a fire at 351 Garland Road in Minden. The fire destroyed a small travel trailer, where they believe the fire originated.

Within the charred remains of the home, investigators discovered the body of 25-year old-Robin Coker. Coker lived in the travel trailer next to a manufactured home belonging to his parents. The fire was discovered by the victim’s mother.

Investigators have noted the discovery of an extension cord that was apparently providing power from the mobile home to the travel trailer, but they say the cause of the fire has not yet been determined and the investigation continues.

Through interviews with family members, investigators say they also learned that Coker was a heavy smoker who frequently smoked inside the home. Additionally, Coker was known to use handmade candles within the home, some of which were made by Coker.

The travel trailer was equipped with a smoke alarm, but it remains unclear as to whether it was functional at the time of the fire.

An autopsy will be performed in Little Rock, Arkansas which will determine the cause of death.

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