An Iberia Parish sheriff's deputy is dead and another deputy has been hospitalized with first-degree burns and smoke inhalation after a mobile home fire in Erath.

KATC reports firefighters arrived at the 2400 block of Conrad Road in Erath around 1:15 p.m. yesterday (7/16/19). The State Fire Marshal's Office tells KATC Lt. Paul Lancon's body was found inside and another deputy was found outside of the home.

A GoFundMe account has been created to assist Lancon's family with funeral expenses. You can read more and make a donation HERE.

From KATC -

"Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal has released the following statement:

Sheriff Louis Ackal is saddened to announce the unfortunate loss of Lt. Paul Lancon due to a fire at his home in Vermilion Parish. Yesterday our office was informed that firefighters responded to a reported trailer fire and upon their arrival, they found one person outside and learned that Lt. Lancon was still in the home. The male found outside of the home is a deputy with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office and he was transported to a local hospital with 1st-degree burns and smoke inhalation. Lt. Paul Lancon had been with the IPSO since June 2015. The investigation is being conducted by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office. Lt. Lancon’s family is currently in the process of making funeral arrangements."

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