NEW ORLEANS (WSAU) A 22 year old man from Abbotsford was among eight young people who died in a warehouse fire in New Orleans.
Names were released yesterday of those who perished in the flames last Tuesday. Jeffrey Geerts was in a group of young people known as drifters-many of them artists, poets or musicians. Temperatures had dropped below freezing that night. The eight had set a fire inside the building to stay warm and it is thought carbon monoxide knocked them out.
The fire went out of control and destroyed the building.