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  • Lafayette Fire

    January 28, 2012 2:04 PM

    Lafayette Fire Department responded to a fire this morning on 2327 Moss Street to a reported house fire. When firefighters arrived, heavy smoke and flames were coming from the front windows of the dwelling. Firefighters entered the dwelling and extinguished the fire within fifteen minutes. The house sustained heavy fire... more »
  • Campus Edge Fire

    June 19, 2011 1:09 PM

    The Lafayette Fire Department is investigating a fire in the 1400 Block of North Bertrand Drive. The fire broke out around 11:30 Sunday morning at Campus Edge Apartments. Witnesses say they saw lots of smoke and heard the fire alarm going off, and immediately called 911. Fire investigators... more »
  • Operation Save a Life

    May 22, 2011 12:13 AM

    Acadiana homes are a bit more safe after Saturday's Operation Save a Life event. Dozens of fire fighters partnered up with the Louisiana State Fire Marshall's Office, Home Depot, and KATC. The event was all about the number one fire alert system, smoke detectors. "We could have still... more »
  • Church Rebuilding Groundbreaking

    April 18, 2011 12:07 AM

    It's been one year since flames destroyed Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Lafayette, and Sunday, the congregation embarked on a new beginning. With the turn of soil, parishioners are gearing up for the rebuilding of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church. This marking one year since... more »
  • No Injuries in Lafayette House Fire

    April 17, 2011 6:49 PM

    No one is hurt in a Sunday afternoon house fire in Lafayette. The flames broke out around 12:30 in the 100-block of Orleans Street. It took firefighters about 15 minutes to contain the blaze. Investigators say a pot left unattended on the kitchen stove sparked the fire. The... more »
  • Commercial Fire in Lafayette

    February 25, 2011 6:04 AM

    Fire and law officials are on the scene of a commercial fire in Lafayette. It happened just before 3:00 am in the 400 block of Southwest Evangeline Thruway. We have received reports that traffic is backed up and moving extremely slow. We'll have more details on this fire as they... more »
  • Family of Eight Looses Home in Fire

    February 14, 2011 7:42 PM

    A Lafayette father saves his five children with the help of his teenage nephew, after their house goes up in flames. It happened early Monday morning on Champagne Street in Lafayette. Melvin Davis said, "it's hard, where do we go from here. We don't have nothing, the kids don't have... more »
  • Cause of Early Morning Lafayette Fire Unknown

    January 2, 2011 3:05 PM

    From the Lafayette Fire Department: At 5:21 this morning, Lafayette Fire Department responded to 320 South Pierce Street to a reported structure fire. When firefighters arrived, heavy flames were coming from the back of the house. Firefighters battled the blaze for approximately thirty minutes. The early morning fire caused heavy... more »
  • House Fire Shuts Down Part of Evangeline Thruway

    December 20, 2010 3:20 AM

    Around 1:00 Monday morning, officials with the Lafayette Fire Department responded to a call of a house fire in the 400 block of Greig Street. The fire forced the partial shut down of The Evangeline Thruway northbound from East Simcoe Street to Mud Avenue. Officials with the Lafayette Fire Department... more »
  • Fire Likely Caused by Candles

    October 25, 2010 4:06 PM

    Candles are probably to blame for a house fire Sunday night in Lafayette. It happened just after nine at 109 Granada Drive. When firefighters arrived, the owner, Travis Bonin, was spraying water through a front window. It was quickly extinguished by firefighters. The owners, Bonin and his wife, were... more »
  • Victim Identified in Lafayette Apartment Fire

    October 8, 2010 1:11 PM

    The victim is identified as 44 year old Michael Evans. Firefighters say Evans did smoke, and the blaze began from a cigarette. Firefighters also say the fire began on a sofa. Evans was also on oxygen, which accelerated the blaze. ------------------------------------------------ One man has died after fire broke... more »
  • UPDATE: One Dead in Lafayette Apartment Fire

    October 8, 2010 10:00 AM

    One man has died after fire broke out at a Lafayette apartment complex around 8:30 this morning. It happened at 203 B Long Plantation Blvd across from River Ranch in Lafayette. Paramedics rushed to the scene after a report of multiple victims. A female from apartment B was taken... more »
  • Man Arrested for Arson in Connection with Apartment Complex Fire

    May 18, 2010 11:28 PM

    30-year old Clayton Batiste (left) of Lafayette has been arrested in connection with Monday's fire at a Lafayette Apartment Complex. Batiste is being held on $100,000 bond for a charge of aggravated arson. Several families are burned out of their apartments at 301 Lodge Drive. They're homeless and angry,... more »
  • Neighbors Pull Man From Burning Home

    May 17, 2010 10:09 PM

    A 57 year old man is recovering and lucky to be alive after being pulled from a fire in his mobile home Monday. The Lafayette Fire Department was called to 204 John Wayne Drive for a reported structure fire. The home's occupant, Steve Guidry was found lying on the ground... more »
  • House Fire in Lafayette

    May 17, 2010 5:41 PM

    KATC's Jim Hummel will be live on John Wayne Road in Lafayette where firefighters are working to extinguish a house fire. Tune in at 5 & 6.
  • Cause Determined in Recycling Foundation Fire

    May 7, 2010 1:23 PM

    Lafayette Fire Department fire investigators have determined that the fire at the Recycling Foundation was cause by either the mechanical heat or a spark from a BobCat machine being used to move the bales of recyclables. Employees at the business were using the machine to move several bales around.... more »
  • Fire damages recycling facility in Lafayette

    May 7, 2010 12:06 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Lafayette firefighters expected to spend much of Friday at the headquarters of a recycling facility to make sure a huge fire that broke out Thursday didn't rekindle. The fire happened at the headquarters of the Recycling Foundation. Lafayette Fire Chief Robert Benoit said it will take a... more »
  • Major fire in Scott

    February 12, 2010 12:47 PM

    Authorities in Scott are currently working a major commercial fire on Hwy 93 just north of I-10 at the Scott / Cankton exit. Lafayette fire officials reported that 10 to 15 storage trailers are already on fire, but more damage is possibly expected. Injuries are unknown at this time. A... more »
  • Smith Reed Road Fire

    December 26, 2009 11:26 PM

    Lafayette Fire Officials spent most of the morning putting out a major house fire near Carencro. The incident occured in the 100 block of Smith Reed Road. Sadly Firefighters were unable to extinguish the blaze before the house was completely destroyed, fortunately no one was injured. Fire Officials are still... more »
  • New Program Aimed to Help Fire Victims

    October 20, 2009 11:31 AM

    The Lafayette Fire Department, upholding it's oath-to save life and property, implements a new program to assist fire victims of Lafayette parish. The mission of Project F.I.R.E. (Firefighters Initiating Rebuilding Efforts) is to provide qualifying victims with immediate and short-term housing and fundamental resources to assist in rebuilding their lives.... more »
  • Prevent Fires and Get Out Safely

    October 6, 2009 2:15 PM

    "Stay Fire Smart- Don't Get Burned"-- that is the theme for this year's Fire Prevention Month. The Lafayette Fire Department is teaching students all week long how to stay safe: Prevent a fire in the first place by finding 2 ways out of every room and keeping exits clear.... more »

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