The Lafayette fire department is investigating a fire that displaced three families overnight.
Investigators say the fire started in the back of one of the townhouses in the 100 block of Southfield Parkway at around 6:35 pm Tuesday night.
Officials say that an occupant noticed the smoke on the exterior of her apartment and called 911. When firefighters arrived, the rear of the apartment was fully engulfed in flames.
The fire had extended to the attic and two adjacent apartments. All three apartments sustained fire damage resulting in the tenants being displaced.
The blaze spread to two other units, damaging all three after flames spread from a shed at the back of the unit. The occupants of that townhome tried to put out the fire but were unsuccessful.
Officials say no one was injured in the fire.
Fire investigators determined the fire originated within a small shed attached to the back of the dwelling. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
A map of the area is below: