Double fatal fire in Ascension Parish

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

State Fire Marshal Deputies are on the scene of a fatal fire that has claimed the lives to two brothers, ages 4 and 6. The 5th Ward Volunteer Fire Dept. responded to a mobile home fire located on Galaxy Blvd. in the community of Darrow Christmas Eve shortly before midnight and found the structure fully involved in flames. The mother and two other children did escape this blaze. The Fire Marshal's Office and the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office are jointly investigating this tragic fire. At this time the fire is still being actively investigated. There were no working smoke alarms in the home. More information may be released at a later time.