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Update: Brothers die in morning house fire

Posted: Updated: July 31, 2013 06:16 PM
Source: MGN Online Source: MGN Online

CALHOUN, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A neighborhood in the town of Calhoun is mourning the death of 76 year-old twin brothers who died in a house fire Wednesday morning.

The fire started a little before four this morning. Fire fighters told me that a man who was driving by noticed flames coming from the back of the house. He stopped and knocked on the door. When no one answered, he called 911.

This house located on Highway 151 North looks fine from this angle, but when you walk around you can see the damage that resulted in a fire that took the lives of twin 76 year-old brothers Clyde and Clayton Poston.

"The fire is believed to have originated in the kitchen area of the house in the area of an electrical outlet in between the refrigerator and freezer," said Vincent Tony.

It took ten firefighters more than 30 minutes to extinguish the fire. Despite their hard work both men had already died.

"They found the first fire victim inside the kitchen area and the second victim inside the bedroom area," said Tony.

We spoke with neighbors of the two men and they say they are in shock and they can't believe something like this happened so close.

Donlee Jordan attended the same church as Clyde and Clayton for years. His son told him about today's tragedy.

"He called me and said I got bad news. I said what? He said Clyde and Clayton died in a fire in their house. I said you got to be kidding. It shocked me boy," said Donlee Jordan.

The cause of death is still under investigation. This is the third deadly fire in Ouachita parish this year. Fire fighters say there wasn't a smoke detector in the Poston's house. If you need a smoke detector you can get one through the Ouachita Parish Fire Department for free. Call (312) 325-1621 to make an appointment for the firefighters to come to your home to install the detectors. 

Previous Report:

Our crew on the scene, reports 76-year-old twin brothers Clyde and Clayton Poston died in the fire. The family did not want to go on camera, but told KNOE 8 News the two likely died from smoke inhalation.

They say the brothers lived in the home their whole lives and did not have a smoke detector. Family say the men were never married and did not have any children. A faulty outlet used for the freezer in the kitchen is being investigated as the possible cause of the fire.

Update:

OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Two elderly bothers are dead following a fire Wednesday morning in Ouachita Parish.

Ouachita Parish fire officials tell KNOE 8 News, the 76-year-old bothers lived at 2502 Highway 151 North in Calhoun. Their names are not being released at this time.

The fire at the Calhoun home was reported just before 4:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Two detectives are still working at the scene. Our crews are en route and will have updates throughout the day on KNOE.COM and during KNOE 8 News at Noon, 5p and & 6p.

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