Grandfather, Grandkids Dead after fire in Pierre Part
POSTED: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 2:41pm
UPDATED: Friday, August 6, 2010 - 2:46pm
PIERRE PART (WVLA) -
A fire races through a home - now a neighborhood in Pierre Part is mourning the loss of three lives.
It happened just before 1:00 Friday morning near Bayou Tranquille.
State Fire Marshall Butch Browning says 61 year old Michael Saucier - and his young grandkids - three year old Ava and two year old Jacob couldn't get out of the house in time.
The grandmother is in critical condition at an area hospital.
Neighbors say they've lost three very important people.
They say Michael was someone everyone could always rely on.
Neighbors say Mitzi - the grandmother jumped from the second story to the ground.
The children were both found in a bedroom.
Investigators found Michael's body several hours later.
He's thought to have fallen from the second floor to the first.
The State Fire Marshall's is still trying to figure out what started the fire.