Man killed in Gretna fire

Aug 31, 2012

Authorities have recovered the body of an unidentified man who died in a fire that Gretna firefighters could not control because of Hurricane Isaac's high winds.

The Times-Picayune reports the Louisiana Fire Marshal's Office Urban Rescue Unit recovered the body from rubble at the old Leruth's restaurant about noon Thursday.

Fire Chief Mike Labruzza said the high winds fed the fire Wednesday and made it impossible for his men to get the blaze under control.

An autopsy is pending on the victim and his identity has not been released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.