COVINGTON – Two children and their grandfather were hospitalized after an early morning house fire in Covington on April 30.
Firefighters responded to the blaze in the 21000 block of Pat O’Brien Road around 2 a.m. on April 30, according to the Louisiana Office of the State Fire Marshal.
When they arrived on the scene, an 11-year-old girl and her grandfather were standing outside of the burning home.
Firefighters soon rescued a 12-year-old boy, who was still inside the house.
Both children were taken to the intensive care unit of a New Orleans hospital, while their grandfather was taken to a Northshore hospital for evaluation, according to the fire marshal.
On May 3, the 11-year-old girl passed away due to her injuries.
Her brother remains in critical but stable condition, according to the fire marshal.
The investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.