Fatal Fire

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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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 08, 2018 - 6:26 am
Flames engulfing a car prompted calls to 911 before 3:30 this morning in River Ridge. "Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports headquarters received multiple calls around 3:20 Monday morning about a vehicle fire inside the The Creeks Apartments in River Ridge," Public Information Officer Glen Boyd said in...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
December 29, 2017 - 6:24 am
A fatal fire tore through a home on Wave Drive early this morning in New Orleans East. "At 1:36 a.m., the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) received a 9-1-1 call reporting a house on fire at 7731 Wave Drive," according to a news release. "The first company arrived at 1:42 a.m. and found a one-...
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Chris Miller
December 15, 2017 - 5:59 pm
Two bodies were found as firefighers battled an apartment fire on the Westbank late Friday. The male and female victims were discovered outside the residence in the 700 block of Grefer Avenue. WWL-TV reports the sheriff's office is investigating to see if good Samaritans pulled the victims from the...
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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...
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Chris Miller
November 17, 2017 - 3:40 pm
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office reports it is investigating after a body was found in the rubble after fire destroyed an apartment unit at 37476 Brownsvillage Road near Slidell. "Fire personnel located the body of a man while putting out a fire in one of the units at that address," said...
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Chris Miller
September 04, 2017 - 12:32 pm
The New Orleans Fire Department is investigating the cause of a three-alarm fire that killed a one-year-old girl early this morning. It happened in the 8800-block of Birch Street in the Leonidas neighborhood uptown. Shortly before 6:00 a.m., the fire department received a 911 call reporting a fire...
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