Adults on the property and next door where the children lived all happened to be inside when this happened.
“There is no other way to describe this other than purely tragic,” H. Butch Browning, the State Fire Marshal, said.
“While we are keeping this child and his family in our prayers, we’re also pleading with other families to learn from this devastating loss.”
State Fire Marshall H. Butch Browning noted the importance of parents speaking to kids about the dangers of playing with fire and reminded adults to keep lighters and other fire-starters in places where kids cannot get to them.
Louisiana Office Of State Fire Marshal; pictured above is a statement from the Louisiana Office Of State Fire Marshal regarding the death of the child