Family narrowly escapes burning home - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Family narrowly escapes burning home

Updated:
  • KSLA News 12 HeadlinesMore>>

  • BCPD plans to add more clean fuel cars to fleet

    BCPD plans to add more clean fuel cars to fleet

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:18:07 GMT
    Since the first compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel station opened in late 2010, Bossier City leaders have been slowly converting their fleet into CNG vehicles.Since the first compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel station opened in late 2010, Bossier City leaders have been slowly converting their fleet into CNG vehicles.
    Bossier City's fleet of police cars is continuing to experience an environmental transformation, with the planned addition of more clean fuel vehicles. More >>
    Bossier City's fleet of police cars is continuing to experience an environmental transformation, with the planned addition of more clean fuel vehicles. 
    More >>
  • BREAKING

    US 79 remains closed following hazmat tanker truck wreck in Caddo Parish

    US 79 remains closed following hazmat tanker truck wreck in Caddo Parish

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:48:55 GMT
    A tanker truck filled with hazardous liquid has overturned on Highway 79 at Bethany State Line Road in Caddo Parish.A tanker truck filled with hazardous liquid has overturned on Highway 79 at Bethany State Line Road in Caddo Parish.
    US 79 remains closed to traffic at Bethany State Line Rd. in northern Caddo Parish after a wreck involving a tanker truck carrying hazardous materials Tuesday morning.More >>
    US 79 remains closed to traffic at Bethany State Line Rd. in northern Caddo Parish after a wreck involving a tanker truck carrying hazardous materials Tuesday morning.More >>
  • ETX police want man for shooting; arrest another for fight

    ETX police want man for shooting; arrest another for fight

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:36:23 GMT
    Stacy Vaughn, 32; and Samuel Moore, 31 (Source: Texarkana, TX Police Department)Stacy Vaughn, 32; and Samuel Moore, 31 (Source: Texarkana, TX Police Department)
    East Texas police are searching for a man wanted in a drive-by shooting they believe to be linked to a fight that happened Monday in Texarkana.More >>
    East Texas police are searching for a man wanted in a drive-by shooting they believe to be linked to a fight that happened Monday in Texarkana.More >>

NEW ORLEANS, LA - A family from the lower Garden District is lucky to be alive, after they narrowly escaped their home that caught fire Monday morning.  The New Orleans Fire Department received a 911 call shortly before 6:30 am, alerting firefighters of possible people trapped inside a home in the 800 block of St. Andrew  near Annunciation Street,

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they noticed heavy smoke coming from the upstairs window of this two-story, townhouse-styled apartment.  They were informed that all five residents, which included a mother, father and their three children, ages 6, 9 and 16.  .

Firemen believe the fire started in an upstairs bedroom of the two younger children. The mother says she was alerted by a smoke detector and soon after heard one of her sons yelling that there was smoke upstairs.  Both boys ran downstairs through the smoke as the entire family yelled back upstairs to try to alert the 16yr old daughter who was still in her room. 

The teenager reportedly yelled that she could not get out and her mother advised her to jump from her bedroom window.  The teenager jumped from the second story window injuring one of her ankles.  She was transported to an area hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and an unspecified ankle injury.  

Although believed to be suspicious, the actual cause of the fire is still being investigated.  While on the scene Superintendent McConnell noted that, "this is another example of smoke detectors preventing what could have been a horrific tragedy and our firefighters doing an amazing job of keeping this fire from spreading."  The New Orleans Fire Department would like to remind residents of Orleans Parish that the New Orleans Fire Department will supply and install smoke detectors for residents in need. 

Orleans residents in need of smoke detectors can stop by their area fire station to make the request or visit www.nola.gov/nofd to sign up online.  Area residents outside of Orleans Parish can also request smoke detectors through the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office and their "Operation Save a Life" online at www.lasfm.org.

 

Copyright 2014 WVUE. All rights reserved

 

Powered by WorldNow