SCOTT, La. (KLFY) — Two people are dead and another severely burned as a result of a mobile home fire in Scott early Friday morning, authorities said.
The two people located inside the burning home were identified as 26-year-old Santos Mateo
Francisco and his 17-year-old nephew, whose name was not released. The third victim, 18-year-old Yiovani Mateo Francisco is in critical, but stable, condition at a local burn hospital, officials said.
Scott Fire Department was dispatched Oct. 13 at 12:30 a.m. to 440 Heide Circle for a residential fire at Countryside Mobile Home Park. Firefighters from Duson, Carencro and Lafayette responded to assist.
Firefighters observed heavy fire emitting from a manufactured home, and a conscious male with second- and third-degree burns to 50% of his body in the yard. The burn victim informed firefighters that two additional people were still inside the home.
Firefighters were able to locate a male victim in a bedroom, who was brought outside, where personnel were unable to revive him, authorities said. Firefighters then located a third male victim inside of another bedroom.
The fire was then brought under control. The home and its contents were a complete loss, authorities said.
Ana Hernandez, a family friend, spoke on the emotions she was feeling after the fire.
“My friend’s, his two people died, and one is in the hospital,” Hernandez said.
Hernandez was emotional when she discovered that this happened. She said she plans on going back to Guatemala to support her friend’s family.
“He’s from Guatemala, my friend. I’m from Mexico,” she said.
Hernandez said it is a horrible feeling to lose her friend.
“It’s very bad now,” Hernandez said. “I don’t feel good. He passed, so I don’t know what happens right now. I don’t know if something was thrown in the trailer. I don’t know what happened.”
Investigators said the fire was likely accidental in nature. The investigation into the exact cause of the fire is ongoing.
No firefighters were injured as a result of the incident.
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