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Mobile Home Fire Claims The Life Of Iberia Parish Deputy

VERMILION PARISH- A mobile home fire in Erath claims the life of an Iberia Parish Deputy.

According to Major Wendall Raborn, the home of Lt. Paul Lancon and another Iberia Parish Sheriff’s deputy caught fire at approximately 1:15 p.m., Tuesday afternoon in the 2400 block of Conrad Road.

The other deputy was able to escape but did suffer 1st degree burns and smoke inhalation, he remains hospitalized at this time. Lt. Paul Lancon was not able to escape, and died as a result of the fire. Major Raborn says Lt. Lancon worked in the jail as a shift lieutenant since June of 2015.

State Fire Marshall say, the investigation into the origin and cause of this fire is active.

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