Louisiana Fire Captain Responds to House Fire That Claimed His Parents — Brother Also Firefighter


A tragic story from Miller County, Arkansas, where volunteer fire captain Dean Anders responded to a house fire which claimed the life of his parents on Monday.

MILLER COUNTY, AR (KSLA, Republished with Permission) – Two people are dead after an early morning house fire in Miller County, Arkansas.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning at a home on Highway 71, near the Louisiana-Arkansas state line.

The Miller County sheriff’s Office says a truck driver spotted the flames coming from the home as he was driving by.

Emergency crews were called to the scene to douse the flames. It took about 45 minutes to get the fire under control. Harvey Anders, 87, and Irene Anders, 79, were both inside the home and died in the blaze.

Caddo Fire District 8 also responded to the call with 3 to 4 units. One of the firefighters was Captain Dean Anders. His brother, Michael Anders, is a fire engineer with the Shreveport Fire Department.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather

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