Everyone Safe After Lafayette Fire
Lafayette firefighters were called out to the 100 block of Karen Drive around 5:30 Wednesday evening to fight an attic fire.
Lafayette Fire Department Public Information Officer Alton Trahan says the woman who lives in the home, Lisa LaPointe, kept hearing clicking sounds coming from the attic.
The woman says she went to investigate after her lights started to flicker, and she say smoke coming from the attic.
No one was injured due to the fire, and firefighters were able to put out the blaze. The attic had moderate fire damage.
Trahan says the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
At 5:37 this afternoon, Lafayette firefighters responded to a reported house fire in the 100 block of Karen Drive. The caller informed emergency responders that smoke was coming from her attic and the electricity was flickering. Firefighters arrived at the dwelling within five minutes and noticed heavy smoke coming from the roof of the single family dwelling. When they arrived, the occupants were outside. Emergency crews entered the smoke-filled attic and eventually found the fire. The fire was extinguished within ten minutes. The attic sustained moderate fire damage. The interior of the dwelling sustained moderate smoke and water damage.
The occupant, Lori Lapointe, was home when she began to hear a popping sound in the attic. The lights in the dwelling starting flickering shortly afterwards. Upon investigating, they noticed smoke coming from the attic. They exited the dwelling without any injuries.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.