Local News

One man and multiple pets are dead as a result of manufactured home fire

SPRINGFIELD, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - UPDATE: (05/23):

The Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal said the son of the 54-year-old man who died on Tuesday was home at the time of the fire. 

According to the Fire Marshals Office, the son "discovered the fire, yelled for his dad to get out and ran to a neighbor’s to call 911."

After returning from the neighbor's, the son and a person with him tried and failed to remove his father from the bedroom. 

The State Fire Marshal's Office said the two cats and one dog who were burned in the fire have died. 

The investigation into how and where the fire started is ongoing.

(05/22):

An early morning fire proved deadly in Livingston Parish as a 54-year-old man was killed in a manufactured home fire.

The blaze occurred in Springfield and two cats and a dog were found severely burned as a result of the fire. 

The Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal was notified at 2:30 a.m on Tuesday, May 22 about a fire in the 25000 block of East Street in Springfield.

The Fire Marshal's Office said "a 54-year-old male was found face down in a bedroom."

The manufactured home fire is considered a total loss and according to officials, "the investigation into the origin and cause of the fire is ongoing."

Fire investigators are looking into whether the structure had working smoke alarms.

WVLA and Fox44 have a crew on the way to the scene and will provide more information when it becomes available. 


Trending Stories

  • WVLA Local 33 News

  • WGMB Fox 44

  • WVLA Local 33 News

  • WGMB Fox44 Baton Rouge

  • BR Proud Mobile App