Firefighters Responded to Baton Rouge (LA) House Fire

Hana Maung

The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.

(MCT)

Jul. 7—A dwelling in the 400 block of Bourque Road sustained heavy fire damage Tuesday night due to a possible electrical malfunction.

According to Judice Fire Chief, Troy Lopez, the fire began at around 11 p.m. Tuesday, and took first responders over an hour to extinguish the fire.

The fire started in the rear of the home and spread to the front.

The homeowner and her pet were able to escape without injury, firefighters said. The owner said that she heard a popping noise outside of her bedroom window, and when she looked outside the patio was on fire. She called 911 immediately.

Fire investigators determined that the fire originated from under the large patio area where several storage compartments were constructed. The electrical service under the patio is being examined for a possible malfunction.

The investigation pertaining to the cause of the fire is ongoing, according to Lafayette Fire Department’s PIO, Alton Trahan.

Judice Volunteer Firefighters were assisted by the Lafayette, Duson, Carencro, Youngsville, Milton and Scott Fire Departments.

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