Fatal Fire

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 02, 2019 - 9:46 pm
A house fire in Gentilly has left one man dead. "The New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) was dispatched to 2726 O’Reilly Street," according to a news release. "Fire companies arrived within 4 minutes to find a single-story, wood-framed shotgun double with flames coming from the rear of the house."...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 28, 2019 - 1:26 pm
Officials say a 63-year-old woman apparently plugged space heater into an overloaded power strip, sparking a fire that killed her. "At around 7:32 p.m., NOPD and NOFD responded to a one alarm fire at a home in the 1500 block of Dante Street," Public Information Officer Paris Holmes said in an email...
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Chris Miller
July 17, 2019 - 4:22 pm
Four New Orleans Police officers have been fired and two more put on suspension, in the deadly car crash into the Unity-1 Salon in Broadmoor on March 20. New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said the NOPD's internal investigation found officers violated the department's policy on...
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Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office
Investigators are working to determine how a local fireman died in his home. They say it appears there had been a kitchen fire that was extinguished prior to his death. A pending autopsy may determine if the 41-year-old homeowner, an area volunteer fireman and paramedic, died from smoke inhalation...
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A man is dead after a fire on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish. State Fire Marshal deputies are investigating. "Marrero Harvey Volunteer Fire Company #1 responded to the call just after 1 a.m. in the 400 block of Avenue A," according to a Facebook post. "Though official identity and cause of death...
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Chris Miller
May 03, 2019 - 3:56 pm
An eleven-year girl badly injured in a Northshore fire this week has died. The Louisiana fire marshal's office says her brother remains in critical but stable condition. The children's grandfather was treated and released after the fire Tuesday at the home on Pat O'Brien road near Covington. The...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
April 08, 2019 - 8:07 am
Authorities say a man who allegedly set a car on fire is now charged with murder. "State Fire Marshal deputies, in collaboration with the Houma Police Department, have arrested a man in connection with a vehicle fire that spread to multiple occupied structures and resulted in the death of a 39-year...
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April 01, 2019 - 4:20 pm
HOUMA, La. (AP) — The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office says fire killed a man and damaged a house, a two-unit garage apartment and a car. Investigators are looking into suspicious circumstances. Spokeswoman Ashley Rodrigue said in a news release Monday that the man who died apparently had...
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David Blake
March 27, 2019 - 12:04 pm
Around 12:45 a.m. on Beau Drive in Franklinton flames erupted in a mobile home and badly damaged the structure, then the real magnitude of this fire became known. A 6-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl were killed in the blaze, three other kids, a 3-old-boy, a 4-year-old girl, and a 6-year-old...
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State Fire Marshal
Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 27, 2019 - 8:10 am
A ten-year-old girl and a six-year-old boy are dead after a fire in Franklinton early this morning. Three more children are hospitalized. "State Fire Marshal deputies are on the scene of a fire investigation involving two deaths and five injuries in the Franklinton area," Public Affairs Director...
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