Two transported from New Roads assisted living complex fire
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story reported that the fire was at Lakeview Nursing Home. Authorities confirm fire is at False River Manor Apartments.
NEW ROADS – Firefighters in Pointe Coupee Parish battled a fire at an assisted living complex in New Roads Sunday night.
Captain Steven Juge with the Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff’s Office said the fire had spread to three units at the False River Manor Apartments on Hospital Road in New Roads. Juge said one unit was completely destroyed.
First responders say one resident was transported to a Baton Rouge hospital with second degree burns. A second resident has been transported with smoke inhalation.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned to WBRZ News 2 online and on Facebook and Twitter for updates as more information becomes available.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Parents upset after Baker School Board votes down school resource officer
Victim's family speaks out in wake of murder suspect's arrest
Episcopal investigating alleged sexual assault involving employee, former student
Man facing murder charges in multiple 'racially motivated' attacks
Earthquake collapses buildings, triggers explosions in Mexico City