A Lafayette family says they're lucky to be alive after a trailer fire spread to their home.
The fire started just after five o'clock Sunday night on Della Street near the Breaux Bridge Highway. One trailer was a total loss, and two others were damaged. Luckily no one was... more »
Would you be willing to pay more in sales tax to improve public safety in Lafayette? You could be voting on a new a new half cent sales tax to do just that.
The bulk of the money would go towards funding new fire stations, lately the Lafayette Fire... more »
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 »
With two days to go before New Year's Eve, Acadiana is ready to welcome 2011 with a bang! The night sky will be lit-up with these combustible wonders but it all starts in the fireworks store. "The girls like the sparklers." Shopper Mark Gonzalez says "and we like the artillery... more »
The Lafayette Fire Department is investigating possible faulty fire extinguishers after eight town homes in Carencro were destroyed on Thanksgiving day. Residents said the fire started in a 2001 Ford F-150 that was parked underneath a car port. The flames spread quickly destroying everything in its path. Ashley Robertson lived... more »
A mother of three suffered a major setback ...a fire destroyed her Lafayette home.
"I lost everything I have," Victoria Hypolite explained sitting outside her burned home.
A day later and the smell of smoke is still in the air.
She said, "I just stood across the... more »
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 »
On Saturday, October 17, 2009, Southwest Association of Professional Firefighters, members of the Lafayette Fire Department, will be distributing door hangers with fire safety tips. The community service project is part of a fire prevention month campaign to educate the resident to "Be Fire Smart, Don't Get Burned". The Association... more »
Most people spend Labor Day resting or spending time with loved ones, but some still go their jobs-- and they do it for us.
Police officers and firefighters have to keep working so the rest of the community can enjoy the day off.
Olive Garden restaurants... more »