Mobile home fire kills girl; 2 adults, 1 boy hospitalized
LAKE CHARLES (AP) — A trailer home fire has killed a 12-year-old girl and hospitalized her 11-year-old brother, their mother and another adult, the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office said Wednesday.
The fire was reported about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and the girl died about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, fire marshal’s spokeswoman Ashley Rodrigue said.
She said the boy was reported in critical but stable condition and the children’s 39-year-old mother in critical and not stable condition. The hospital did not give a condition for the 36-year-old man who owned the trailer home but said he was sedated and intubated, she said in an interview.
The girl’s official identification and cause of death are pending an autopsy by the Calcasieu Parish Coroner’s Office, Rodrigue said in a news release.
The fire broke out in a bedroom. Investigators have not determined the cause. Several possibilities include electrical malfunction, Rodrigue wrote.