March 27, 2019

Two Children Die in Franklinton Fire

The State Fire Marshall's Office reports that Franklinton Fire and Rescue responded to a call in the 45000 block of Beau Drive in Franklinton, Louisiana around 12:45 a.m. this morning (March 27, 2019).

Upon arrival, several occupants were rescued from the home; however, two children, a 10-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy, were unable to be saved. Three of the five occupants rescued were also children— a 6-year-old girl, 4-year-old girl and 3-year-old boy. All three were air-lifted to Baton Rouge hospitals for treatment. Two adults were uninjured.

SFM deputies are currently conducting their investigation into the origin and cause of this tragic fire.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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