New Orleans Fire Fighters responded to a small fire that injured a 78-year-old man and his 28-year-old grandson. The incident occurred Tuesday at 7:39 a.m. at a home in the 2800 block of Josephine Street.
Fire officials say that the elderly man was attempting to warm up in front of his stove when his robe that he was wearing caught on fire. The man screamed for help and was assisted by his grandson who was able to get the robe off of his grandfather and put the fire out.
Both suffered burn injuries as a result of the incident. The elderly man suffered second-degree burns to the front and right side of his body. His grandson received first-degree burns to both his left forearm and hand. The men were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
A total of four NOFD units and sixteen firefighters responded to the fire which was listed as "out on arrival".