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Fire marshals investigating fatal fire in Jeanerette

Posted at 3:04 PM, Dec 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-29 23:46:20-05

One person is dead following a mobile home fire in Jeanerette this morning.

Firefighters with Fire District 11 responded to the fire on Edward Lane off of Big Four Corners Road around 7 a.m. and saw the mobile home engulfed in flames.

According to the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal, witnesses say three people escaped the mobile home initially, but one person went back inside to get something and never made it back out.

The identity of the male victim has yet to be identified.

The origin and cause of the fire remain under investigation.

We will report additional information as it becomes available.

Jeanerette fatal morning fire
Courtesy of Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal
Courtesy of Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal
Jeanerette fatal fire
Courtesy of Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal