Fire Claims the Life of Church Point Woman
State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning says even though a Church Point mobile home had a smoke alarm one person died in the blaze.
The Church Point Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched at approximately 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon to a mobile fire 437 Leonie Street. Firefighters discovered the home burning and the lone occupant in the yard. A neighbor had pulled the lifeless body of 47 year old Elaine Thibodeaux Faul from the fire. Firefighters and police officers tried to resuscitate. Faul. Despite their attempts she was pronounced dead at the scene by the Acadia Parish Coroner.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire and the cause of Faul's death. The home did have a smoke alarm however the battery had been removed. State Fire Marshal Browning stated, “We have no conclusion at this time but will be working throughout the weekend in hopes of finding more answers. We are once again investigating a fire death in a home without working smoke alarms; let this be a wake up call of the importance on these lifesaving devices”.