Columbia Resident Perishes In House Fire NFPA Offers Winter Fire Safety Tips

On December 22, 2017, a resident of neighboring Caldwell Parish perished in a house fire. As a result the Louisiana State Fire Marshal issued the following Press Release.

“Columbia, LA – State Fire Marshal investigators continue to review the circumstances surrounding a deadly fire late Friday where a woman died.

Investigators responded to 349 Henry Martin Road in Columbia late Friday, December 22, after fire crews responded to a report of a residential structure fire shortly before 11:00 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters observed the home fully engulfed in flames. After entering the structure, firefighters found the body of 48-year-old Rebecca Dianne Baugh.

After being examined by investigators, the victim’s body was released to the Ouachita Parish coroner for autopsy. Preliminary findings indicate that Baugh died from smoke inhalation.


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