One dies in house fire

A house fire in Ville Platte claimed the life of one and injured another Thursday, April 9.

Fire Chief Ted Demoruelle said the department was contacted at 11:37 a.m. for a house fire at 517 S. Dossman St. Two engines and one ladder truck were sent to the scene. There were four people inside. Audrey Freeman, 71, died in the fire. Her husband, Calvin Freeman, was taken to Ville Platte Medical Center by Acadian Ambulance with what appeared to be minor injuries. Two other occupants, Lee Ethel Leday and Drake Soileau, were not injured. The fire remains under investigation by the Ville Platte Fire Department and the state fire marshal.

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