St. Martin

Jan 7, 2014 1:21 PM by Ian Auzenne (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)

One dead in Breaux Bridge house fire

One person is dead following a Saturday night house fire in Breaux Bridge.

According to Chief Brian Castille of the St. Martin Fire District, firefighters from five towns responded to just before midnight to the home in the 1200 block of Bergeron Road.

Castille says the two-story wooden home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived on the scene. According to Castille, it took firefighters more than an hour to extinguish the blaze. Firefighters remained on scene until 5 a.m. putting out hotspots.

Castille says the fire began in the living room of the home, which is a total loss.

Two residents were able to escape. They were transported to a local hospital and treated.

A third resident was killed. The victim's name is being withheld pending the investigation.

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