A father and son found dead in Metairie fire

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 30, 2017 - 6:51 am

Jefferson Parish firefighters pulled a father and son from an overnight fire in Metairie.

It happened in a four-plex on Orion Aveneue near Veterans Blvd.

Crews got the call just before 3:00am and arrived to find the building engulfed in flames in the 700 block of Orion.

Fire Chief Dave Tibbetts said it was "fully involved in fire."

The called the fire "under control" in about 30 minutes.

Investigators say the body of a 82-year-old father and his 56-year-old son were found inside.  The apartment did not have any working smoke alarms. 

There were no injuries to any of the seven other people in the apartments reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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