Fatal Fire

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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Chris Miller
March 22, 2019 - 12:12 pm
New Orleans Police today announced all officers involved in a possible violation of NOPD pursuit policy Wednesday have been reassigned to desk duty. Police say the driver of a suspected stolen vehicle ran from police and crashed into the Unity Beauty Supply hair salon at Washington Avenue. and...
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Chris Miller
March 21, 2019 - 5:52 pm
The New Orleans Police Department's internal affairs division, the Public Integrity Bureau, is leading an investigation into the events surrounding Thursday night's attempted stop of a reported stolen vehicle that ended in a fiery and deadly crash. "Through further investigation, we have gathered...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
March 21, 2019 - 6:35 am
Two people died after a car crashed into a beauty salon and set it on fire. "The NOPD is investigating a fatal vehicle crash... at the intersection of Washington Avenue and South White Street," NOPD said in a news release. The incident started when police officers attempted to pull over the vehicle...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
November 26, 2018 - 10:40 pm
Police are asking for help finding a man they say murdered an elderly woman by setting the chair she was in on fire. "The NOPD is assisting the Louisiana State Fire Marshal and the NOFD with an investigation of a Seventh District arson fire that resulted in a death," according to a news release...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 22, 2018 - 6:36 am
Flames claimed the lives of two children overnight. "The Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal is investigating a fatal mobile home fire in Belle Chasse that has claimed the lives of two children and injured three other people," according to a Facebook post from the Fire Marshal's office. The...
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