Three dead in two-alarm fire in New Orleans East


Three people, including a 3-year-old boy, are dead following an early morning two-alarm fire at a home in New Orleans East. 

According to fire officials, the fire started just before 2:00 a.m. at a home on Wave drive in New Orleans.  Because of the number of residents trapped inside the burning home, a second alarm was called just after 2:00 a.m.

An elderly man and a 3-year-old boy were rescued from the home and taken to the hospital.  The 3-year-old died at the hospital. 

Two additional residents, a 70-year-old man and a 69-year-old woman died at the scene.  

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest BRProud Articles

More Local News

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the BRProud App from the App Store or Google Play.

Trending Stories