Contact Us

Elderly Man Dies, Daughter Injured In House Fire This Morning

Photo Supplied By State Fire Marshal's Office

The Eunice Fire Department responded at 7:27 this morning to 711 North 3rd Street for a report that a residence was on fire.  Firefighters arrived minutes later to discover heavy smoke pouring out of every window.  They found the body of Alvin Reed (dob. 5-2-1921) on the rear porch; he apparently died while attempting to escape the burning structure.  His daughter was in the home too, but was able to escape, but not before suffering burns and smoke inhalation.  She was transported to Acadiana Medical Center where she is listed in stable condition.

State Fire Marshal Deputies are on the scene investigating this tragic fire.  At this time no cause has been determined.  It appears that no working smoke alarms were in the home and this contributed to the inability for the occupants to evacuate the home safely.

State Fire Marshal Butch Browning reminds citizens, “You must have working smoke alarms in your home.  The winter season is upon us and we experience a high number of fire deaths that commonly are contributed to the lack of alarms to wake people up.  Most deaths can be prevented with the use of smoke alarms”.

Best of 710 KEEL

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KEEL VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KEEL VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.