Two From Louisiana Killed and Two Injured in Morning Fire in Bayou Vista

By Zephyr Sullivan
Published August 08, 2023

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Bayou Vista, Louisiana – Two people from Louisiana were killed and two others were injured in a morning fire in Bayou Vista.

The investigation is still ongoing by deputies from Louisiana State Fire Marshal (LASFM) Deputies concerning a mobile home fire in Bayou Vista, Louisiana. The tragic event resulted in the death of a male and female, critical injuries to another man, and the death of at least two pets.

On the morning of Saturday, August 5, 2023, at approximately 7:45 a.m., the Bayou Vista Fire Department attended to a fire at a double-wide mobile home on Jupiter Street, situated within the 100 block in Bayou Vista, Louisiana. Upon their arrival, firefighters discovered a severely burned man and a woman attempting to extinguish the blaze, who informed them that two individuals were still inside. Tragically, the bodies of a man and a woman were later recovered from a hallway and a bedroom respectively. The injured man was transported to a nearby hospital for medical attention, while two dogs were also found dead within the property.

The St. Mary Parish Coroner’s Office is currently in the process of formally identifying the victims and determining their cause of death. However, it’s suspected that the victims are a 28-year-old male and a 38-year-old female, both inhabitants of the home. After inspecting the scene and collecting testimonies from witnesses, deputies deduced that the fire started in the living room of the home. Nevertheless, the exact reason behind the fire is yet to be established.

The probe continues to progress and is being carried out in cooperation with the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Furthermore, the officers failed to find any functioning smoke detectors in the home. LASFM indicated that smoke detectors can make a significant difference in a fire situation, regardless of the kind of home. If you own smoke detectors, make sure they are operational. If you require assistance in obtaining smoke detectors, Operation Save-A-Life is available to aid. To discover more about Operation Save-A-Life, or to apply for a no-cost smoke alarm, you can visit our website at, or you can reach out to your local fire department and ask for a complimentary smoke alarm installation.