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Elderly man taken to hospital following Acadia Parish fire

Posted at 10:07 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 16:51:29-04

At least one person was taken to the hospital in Estherwood following a fire at a home on Jefferson Avenue. Police say an elderly man in a wheelchair was able to get out the door, when two bystanders saw him, they helped pull him out completely. The man is suffering from burns, but it’s not known the extent of injuries at this time.  His identity has not been released, but we’re told he’s the former police chief.

VIDEO: Elderly man taken to the hospital following a fire in Acadia Parish. According to police, two bystanders were able to help the man escape the fire. More tonight at 5 & 6. https://katc.com/news/around-acadiana/2019/03/20/elderly-man-taken-to-hospital-following-acadia-parish-fire/

Posted by Kendria LaFleur on Wednesday, March 20, 2019