The second house fire to be reported within an hour had Lafayette Firefighters responding to the blaze at 127 Essie Street. Heavy smoke was coming from the kitchen when firefighters arrived and the blaze was quickly extinguished. According to investigators the home owner was pre-heating the oven not knowing there was a grease filled pot in the oven. The grease ignited and quickly spread. No injuries were reported and the fire was ruled as accidental.

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