Fire kills 3: man, 70; woman, 69, boy, 3, in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A house fire in New Orleans has killed a 70-year-old man, a 69-year-old woman and a 3-year-old boy.
New Orleans Fire Department spokeswoman Nathel (NAY-thel) Morgan says an 80-year-old man was taken to a hospital.
She says the other adults were dead when firefighters found them early Friday, and the toddler died either at a hospital or en route. The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Morgan says in a news release that neighbors in eastern New Orleans said they tried unsuccessfully to get into the burning house before firefighters arrived 1:40 a.m.
She says firefighters found fire coming out of the front door and windows of the one-story wood-frame house near Lake Pontchartrain. Morgan says it took 14 fire companies about 40 minutes to bring the fire under control.
Posted on Fri, December 29, 2017
by The Lafourche Gazette