Two people were found dead and another critically injured in a house fire in Scott, Louisiana. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control, but the home and its contents were a total loss.
SCOTT, La. — UPDATE: The devastating fire that occurred at 440 Heide Circle in Countryside Mobile Home Park has claimed the lives of two individuals, identified as 26-year-old Santos Mateo Francisco and his 17-year-old nephew. Tragically, they were unable to escape the burning home in time. The third victim, 18-year-old Yiovani Mateo Francisco, managed to survive but sustained critical injuries and is currently receiving treatment at a local burn hospital. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family during this difficult time.
The Scott Fire Department was alerted to the incident in the early hours of Friday morning, at approximately 12:30 AM. Upon arrival, firefighters were met with a distressing scene as heavy flames engulfed a manufactured home. They also encountered a courageous individual, who had managed to escape the blaze but suffered severe burns covering 50 percent of his body. This brave survivor informed the firefighters that two more individuals were still trapped inside the blazing inferno.
Despite their valiant efforts, the firefighters were unable to save one of the male victims they discovered in a bedroom. Tragically, he succumbed to the smoke and flames before they could reach him. However, their search did not end there, and they continued their mission to locate the third male victim. Miraculously, they found him in another bedroom and promptly brought him to safety.
The firefighters acted swiftly and efficiently to bring the fire under control, preventing further damage and potential harm. An investigation into the incident has determined that the fire was accidental in nature, although the exact cause is still being determined.
The home and all its contents were tragically destroyed, leaving nothing but ashes and debris. The loss is immense, and the impact on the affected families is indescribable. Our hearts go out to them during this time of unimaginable grief and loss.
Firefighters from neighboring areas, including Duson, Carencro, and Lafayette, responded promptly to provide assistance and support. Their collaboration and bravery in the face of danger are commendable.
In conclusion, this devastating fire has claimed the lives of two individuals and left another fighting for his life. The exact cause of the fire is yet to be determined, and investigations are ongoing. This tragic incident serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of smoke alarms in reducing fire-related injuries and deaths..