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State Fire Marshal investigating fatal New Iberia trailer fire

Posted at 7:19 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 20:24:49-05

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating a fire in New Iberia that resulted in one death.

According to fire officials, the single fatality is in the early stages of investigation, but deputies are looking into the potential that a camper trailer's water pump overheated and caught fire.

Deputies have responded to three fatal fire investigations with four victims within a 15-hour timeframe, despite a week without a single fire-related death, officials say.

A fatality in Shreveport was determined as cooking-related, while a double fatality in Marksville is being attributed to use of a generator indoors.

Officials are reminding residents to stay vigilant, even as temperatures continue to warm up.

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