Funeral for victims in Homer fire to be held on Monday

Funeral for victims in Homer fire to be held on Monday
The victims, Shamaya Smith, 16 and Carlos Shelton, Jr., 4 died in a fire at a family home on December 26.

CLAIBORNE PARISH, LA (KSLA) - The service for two victims of a fatal fire in Homer will be held on Monday, Dec. 31 afternoon.

The funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 at Homer High School, 1008 N. Main Street.

The victims, Shamaya Smith, 16 and Carlos Shelton, Jr., 4 died in a fire at a family home on December 26.

Four other people were in the home at the time of the fire.

According to the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office investigators, one of the family members noticed smoke when they were going to bed, and discovered flames on the wall near an electrical outlet they had recent issues with.

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