On Tuesday at just after 5am Officers from the La Porte Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 600 blk. of 4th St. (corner of 4th St. and F St.) for a structure fire. Officers observed heavy smoke and flames coming from the home. Officers attempted to make entry to make sure there was no one inside but due to heavy smoke and flames they were unable to make entry. Once La Porte Fire arrived on scene they started to extinguish the fire. Members of the fire department were finally able to make entry and upon doing so, they located one deceased adult male inside the home. The State Fire Marshal along with La Porte City Fire are currently investigating this incident to determine the cause of the fire. It is early in the investigation and no further details can be shared at this time.
January 23rd, 2019|Local News|