BALDWIN, La (KLFY) — At least one person is dead and three others hospitalized after a house fire in Baldwin, authorities said.
Baldwin Fire Department, Chitimacha Fire Department, Franklin Fire Department and Centerville Fire Department are working to control a blaze on East Bollard Street first reported about 3 a.m. today.
At least one person has died, authorities said. According to neighbors, a woman attempted to pull her father out of the burning house, but was unable to do so. The woman and her two children were taken to a local hospital with unspecified injuries, neighbors said.
Elease Jackson is one neighbor who said she saw the dead man’s daughter outside screaming for help as her father was still inside.
“We immediately put them to safety, and I dialed 911 about 3:53 A.M. This morning and advised them that they had a fire at 402 Rosebud and Bollard,” Jackson said.
The fire started around 3 a.m. Monday morning. The flames grew so large, a neighboring house was caught on fire as well. Michael Broussard lives in the neighboring house. He said he heard a loud noise but did not pay any mind to it until he heard it again.
“I opened the door. I seen the houses in flames, so I took off running, and got my kids and my girl and I made everybody come outside,” Broussard said.
Jackson says she will help the family out along with others in the community as everyone is considered family in this area.
The investigation into the fire is ongoing. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
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