The Lafayette Fire Department was able to put out a house fire in about fifteen minutes this morning after heavy flames were seen coming from the two-story dwelling at 603 Evangeline Drive.

Lafayette Fire Department Spokesman Alton Trahan says the fire started around 3 o'clock this morning. The majority of the fire was in the upstairs living quarters of the home.  The house sustained heavy fire damage, and he says it's not habitable after all the fire damage.

Tom Nunn and his wife Loy were upstairs sleeping when their dogs alerted them to the fire.  They woke up to find their home filled with smoke.  They were able to escape without any injuries.  Trahan reports the home was not equipped with smoke detectors.  Two of the three dogs that lived there died in the fire.

Fire investigators say the cause of the blaze was electrical.  The home owners were using several surge protectors with extension cords, and one them shorted out causing the fire.