Deadly fire in Harvey under investigation

Deadly fire in Harvey under investigation

HARVEY, LA (WVUE) - State Fire Marshal investigators continue to work with Jefferson Parish fire investigators at the scene of a deadly fire in Harvey.

Investigators were dispatched to 4219 Lac du Bay Drive after fire crews responded to a report of a multi-family structure fire Friday shortly after noon. While fighting the blaze, firefighters located 66-year-old Eugene Burden in the living room of one of the first-floor apartments.

Burden was taken to Ochsner Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

While no official cause of the fire has been determined, investigators have established that the fire originated in the bedroom of the structure, which sustained significant damage.

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