Slidell Eden Isles house fire 4 dead

St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 is investigating a fatal fire in Slidell. The blaze killed four people, including two children in the Eden Isles subdivision, according to firefighters. The children were aged 5 and 10, according to officials on site. The St. Tammany coroner identified the family members as Phoenix Lousteau, 33; her husband Stephen Lousteau, 40; and their daughters Payton Lousteau, 5, and Mackenzie Lousteau, 10. Autopsies will be performed on Thursday and Friday, but Preston said the bodies showed no signs of burns and they likely died from smoke inhalation. “This is an unprecedented tragedy affecting our entire community,” Preston said. “While the cause of the fire is still under investigation, firefighters report that the house did not have working smoke detectors. I cannot stress enough the importance of smoke detectors. smoke and fire safety in general, especially during the winter months.Firefighters say the blaze has been extinguished and is being investigated with the state fire marshal’s office and the Sheriff’s Office. Fire officials say they believe the fire was accidental, but are not disclosing how the fire started at this time. According to firefighters, a neighbor called and reported the fire early Wednesday morning The neighbor reported that the house may have had four to five family members inside.According to firefighters on scene, the house had only one smoke detector and it was not working. , 16 units and 44 firefighters responded to the scene. family were removed from the home and three were taken to area hospitals. A family member was not home at the time of the fire. “It was tough for our firefighters to pull the victims now, but they did everything they could to give this family a chance,” St. Tammany Fire Chief Chris Kaufmann said. Kaufmann said resources will be made available to firefighters who responded to the scene to deal with the tragedy. The fire broke out at the back of the house and spread to the attic, according to firefighters. Everyone on site stressed the importance of buying smoke alarms and making sure to check them regularly to make sure they are working. According to Kaufmann, the house was built in the 1980s when smoke detectors weren’t needed in every room. Firefighters recommend a smoke detector inside every room, outside every room, and on every level of a home. A family member released the following statement regarding the fire: “If there’s one message I want people to know, it’s to check your smoke alarms before you go to bed tonight,” said Stephen Lousteau Sr.

St. Tammany Fire Protection District #1 is investigating a fatal fire in Slidell.

The blaze killed four people, including two children in the Eden Isles subdivision, according to firefighters.

The children were aged 5 and 10, according to officials on site.

The St. Tammany coroner identified the family members as Phoenix Lousteau, 33; her husband Stephen Lousteau, 40; and their daughters Payton Lousteau, 5, and Mackenzie Lousteau, 10.

Autopsies will be performed on Thursday and Friday, but Preston said the bodies showed no signs of burns and they likely died from smoke inhalation.

“This is an unprecedented tragedy affecting our entire community,” Preston said. “Although the cause of the fire is still under investigation, firefighters report that the house had no working smoke detectors. I cannot stress enough the importance of smoke detectors. smoke and general fire safety, especially during the winter months.

“We ask that you please pray for the victims and their family members,” the fire department said in a statement on social media.

Firefighters say the blaze has been extinguished and is being investigated with the state fire marshal’s office and the sheriff’s office.

Fire officials say they believe the fire was accidental, but are not disclosing how the fire started at this time.

According to firefighters, a neighbor called and reported the fire early Wednesday morning. The neighbor reported that the house could have four to five family members inside.

According to the firefighters on site, the house had only one smoke detector and it was not working.

A total of 16 units and 44 firefighters responded to the scene. Four of the family members were removed from the home and three were taken to area hospitals. A family member was not home at the time of the fire.

“It was tough for our firefighters to pull the victims now, but they did everything they could to give this family a chance,” St. Tammany Fire Chief Chris Kaufmann said.

Kaufmann said resources will be made available to firefighters who responded to the scene to deal with the tragedy.

The fire broke out at the back of the house and spread to the attic, according to firefighters.

Everyone on site stressed the importance of buying smoke alarms and making sure to check them regularly to make sure they are working.

According to Kaufmann, the house was built in the 1980s when smoke detectors weren’t needed in every room.

Firefighters recommend a smoke detector inside every room, outside every room, and on every level of a home.

A family member made the following statement regarding the fire:

“If there’s one message I want people to know, it’s to check your smoke detectors before you go to bed tonight,” said Stephen Lousteau Sr.

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