Oct 21, 2011 8:29 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

2 dead in St. James Parish fire

CONVENT, La. (AP) - Officials say two people have died in an apartment fire in Convent.
The fire started around 4 a.m. Friday on Rev. Thomas Scott Street off La. Highway 44.
State Fire Marshal Butch Browning tells WWL TV at least two people died in the fire, and the blaze destroyed eight apartments.
Browning believes as many as 25 people were inside the building when the fire started.
The names of the victims have not been released.
Browning says the cause of the fire is under investigation.


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