The State Fire Marshal’s office believes a cell phone is
responsible for a fire that injured a one-year-old child in Jeanerette.
Spokesperson Ashley Rodrigue says a 14-year-old resident told detectives he
was sleeping in a room with his little sister, when he awoke to use the
bathroom, he smelled smoke and saw the mattress on fire.
“Detectives have determined the origin
of the fire is the bed where a cell phone was laying while it was plugged into
an electrical outlet,” Rodrigue said.