Woman found dead in fatal trailer fire
RODESSA, La. (KSLA) - A woman was found dead in her trailer after it caught on fire Thursday morning.
The fire started just after 11 a.m. on May 25 in the 11000 block of French Road in Rodessa. Rhonda Alexander, 51, who lived alone at the address, was found deceased in the trailer’s bathroom, say officials with Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Alexander’s body was identified by the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office.
LAOSFM investigators say two family members who lived down the street tried to rescue her, but were unsuccessful. Officials say they believe the fire started in the bedroom. Unsafe smoking practices may have contributed to the fire. Relatives reportedly told officials the victim was on oxygen and often smoked in bed.
Fire investigators also say there was evidence that smoke alarms had once been in the trailer, but had been removed.
Caddo Fire District 8 and the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal are currently investigating the cause of the blaze.
Investigators say an autopsy will determine the woman’s cause of death.
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