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Deadly Wednesday night house fire in Slaughter results in death of 63-year-old

1 year 2 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, March 04 2021 Mar 4, 2021 March 04, 2021 9:17 AM March 04, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

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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