HAMMOND, La. — A person was found dead in a burning home in Hammond Wednesday morning, according to fire department officials.
Hammond firefighters responded just before 12:30 a.m. to a house fire off Old Covington Highway and found the building "well involved with fire," according to a Facebook post.
Firefighters found one person dead inside the home when they entered. No details were released about the victim. It is unclear how the person died, or when.
By 2:30 p.m., firefighters had brought the flames under control and started an investigation into the cause of the blaze and the person's death.