Fatal fire claims life of local resident on Easter Sunday

Fatal fire claims life of local resident on Easter Sunday

A tragic fire in Beaumont claimed a local person's life on Easter Sunday, reports Beaumont Fire-Rescue.

According to a news release from Beaumont Fire-Rescue Captain Jimmy Blanchard, the fire department received a call about a housefire in the city’s south end on April 1. Fire crews quickly arrived in the 1700 block of Herring Aly to find a house with flames coming from one of the windows. Fire crews quickly entered the structure to conduct a search for possible victims and located someone inside. They pulled the victim from the structure fire staff began treating the victim once outside the house. The victim was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital and later died. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family. 

The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental.

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