COVINGTON, La. (WGNO) — The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office reports that a man is dead following a house fire in Covington on Sunday, Oct. 22.

State Fire Marshal deputies said crews with the St. Tammany Fire District 12 responded to a call of a house fire in the 76000 block of Cameo Drive around 1:15 a.m.

At the scene, firefighters said they found a man inside a closet and removed him from the home. He was then brought to a hospital, where he later died.

Deputies said they determined that the fire started in the home’s fireplace as they “found evidence of it in use with the flue still closed” during an assessment.

The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 62-year-old Paul E. Nathan on Tuesday, Oct. 24.

The investigation is ongoing.

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