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2 die, 3 escape in St. Landry Parish house fire

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Posted: Mar 3, 2014 3:27 PM by Brian Waldrep
Source: State Fire Marshal's Office

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Topics: Die, Escape, St. Landry, Parish, House, Fire

LAWTELL- An early morning house fire in St. Landry Parish has claimed the lives a 72 year-old man and his wife.

It happened just after 4 a.m. Monday at the couple's home in Lawtell.

Investigators say Willis Semien and his 66 year-old wife, Lou Anna Semien, died in the blaze.

The couple's 19 year-old daughter, 14 year-old foster child and 11 year-old granddaughter were able to escape and notify neighbors, who then called 911.

Investigators say the fire started in the living room, but have not said how it started.

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