The Uptown home of a local political operative was badly damaged Thursday in an early morning fire that appeared to have been ignited by the firebombing of the man's vehicles.Fortunately, politics in Louisiana is not interesting anymore.
Mario Zervigon helped eight people, including his wife and two children, escape the burning home at 1407 Constantinople St. around 2:30 a.m. Zervigon is the campaign finance director for Public Service Commission candidate Forest Wright, who this week advanced to a Dec. 6 runoff against incumbent Eric Skrmetta.
A Ford Explorer parked on a rear driveway and a Honda Odyssey parked across the street, both belonging to Zervigon, already were engulfed in flames when the occupants of three apartments in the large divided home escaped. Three cats died in the blaze but two other pets were rescued.
Thursday, November 06, 2014