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State officials investigating two fatal Louisiana fires

State Fire Marshal
Posted at 11:22 AM, Mar 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-01 12:22:46-05

State Fire Marshal officials are investigating two fatal fires that happened in Louisiana overnight.

The first was called in at 11 p.m. to the Alexandria Fire Department in the 3400 block of Wainwright Street. Four people died in the home, a 48-year-old woman and three young children: a 7-year-old girl, a 4-year-old girl and an almost 5-month-old girl.

State Fire Marshal deputies are assisting Alexandria Fire with this investigation, who will be releasing more information as it becomes available.

The second was reported in the unincorporated, northeast area of East Baton Rouge Parish, where a man was found dead inside of his home in the 6200 block of Flag Street around 12:30 a.m. on March 1.

This investigation is ongoing and in collaboration with the District 6 Fire Department. More information will be released as it becomes available.