Deadly Wednesday night house fire in Slaughter results in death of 63-year-old
SLAUGHTER- On the evening of Wednesday (March 3), a deadly fire broke out at a Slaughter home, and during the incident a person reportedly became trapped inside of the residence.
On Thursday morning, the Zachary Fire Chief confirmed that the fire broke out Wednesday night at a home on Safer Drive, around 11 p.m.
One person was killed in the incident, and the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office later identified the deceased individual as 63-year-old James Richardson, confirming that his death was accidental and due to smoke inhalation.
Local officials are collaborating with various agencies to investigate the tragic fire.
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