Boy recovering after escaping New Orleans East fire

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

An eight-year old boy is recovering after escaping from a burning apartment in New Orleans East.
Fire fighters got the call a little before 4:00 this morning.
They say seven people were able to escape the flames through a rear window in the apartment in the 4400 block of Gawain Drive.
The NOFD says the boy hurt his leg while climbing through the window.
Early indications are a scented candle started the fire.
Fire fighters add several apartments, including the one that caught fire, did not have working smoke alarms.


Latest News

More News