Mayenne: four people die in the fire of a dwelling house

A tragic house fire claimed the lives of four people, Saturday evening, January 28, in the town of Trans, in Mayenne.


The rapid intervention of the firefighters did not prevent the tragedy (photo illustration).
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UA family home was ravaged by flames on the evening of Saturday January 28, causing the death of four people, in Trans, in the north of Mayenne, the Laval prosecutor’s office announced. A 42-year-old man and a 2-year-old child were extracted from the burning house which “was occupied by a family consisting of a couple and four children aged 13, 4, 3 and 2 years old”, indicates in a communicated the prosecutor of the Republic of Laval, Anne-Lyse Jarthon.

The 42-year-old father “succeeded in being extracted from the burning house as well as the 2-year-old child”, whose life is not in danger. The man was meanwhile “helicoptered in a state of absolute emergency and his vital prognosis is engaged”, specifies the press release.

Significant emergency resources were deployed and several hours were needed to control and put an end to the fire, adds the prosecution. “Following the response operations, four dead bodies were discovered inside the house. It could be the other members of the family, namely the 37-year-old woman, and the three oldest children, ”continues Anne-Lyse Jarthon.

Autopsies of the deceased will be carried out on Tuesday January 31 by the forensic institute of Angers. An investigation was opened to clarify the circumstances of this tragedy, but “the first investigations suggest as it stands that this fire could have an accidental origin”, according to the prosecutor of Laval.

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