Coroner identifies 2 victims who perished in Brusly fire

BRUSLY, LA (WAFB) - Two people died in a fire at a home in Brusly late Friday night.

The West Baton Rouge Parish Coroners Office identified the victims as Lionel Odom Sr., 81, and Deloris Odom, 79. The coroner's office reported they both died of asphyxiation due to smoke inhalation.

This was the second double-fatal fire to happen in the WAFB viewing area within a 24-hour period.

The fire sparked at the home in the 2700 block Lukeville Lane around 11 p.m.

A third person managed to escape from the flames through a window. According to the Louisiana State Fire Marshal's Office, the man was rescued from the window with the help of a former volunteer firefighter, who happened to be in the area.

It took firefighters roughly 45 minutes to get the blaze under control. Crews left the scene at roughly 4 a.m.

Fire investigators are still trying to figure out what caused this tragedy.

"There's no suspicion of foul play," said West Baton Rouge Fire Chief Kenny Huntz. "We have a point of origin but we don't know what caused it."

It is believed the fire started in the den area near the back of the residence.

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