Twin 8-year-old girls killed in Westbank fire

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 22, 2017 - 11:47 am

Authorities say a fire killed two eight-year-old girls in Gretna Sunday morning.

The flames tore through their home in the 2300 block of Lafayette Street after 1:30am.

Once the blaze was extinguished, crews found the twin girls inside the home.

The fire's cause in under investigation.

The state fire marshal's office says the children's grandmother was watching them at the time of the fire.

The girl's parents came home after the flames engulfed the house.  

A spokesman says the father tried to go into the home, but the fire was too big.

The grandmother and two other children did get out.

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