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Fire Departments responding to multiple calls following weather

Posted at 7:24 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 22:44:13-04

Fire at Park Place Apartments caused by lightning / Kris Carver

The Lafayette Fire Department has confirmed that a lightning strike caused heavy damage to an apartment unit at Park Place Apartments.

Spokesman for the department Alton Trahan says that the fire in that location along Belle Fontaine Drive damaged one unit. No one was home at the time of the fire.

Neighbors called 911 after seeing and smelling the smoke.

The fire heavily damaged the interior of the unit located on the second floor of the building.

Fire reported on Soulanges Road in Lafayette (view from Twin Meadow Lane) / KATC

Another fire in the Parish is located on Soulanges Road. Crews there are battling a house fire. It is unknown if lightning caused that fire.

Those who live nearby say that lightning did cause this fire. They tell us that the homeowner said lightning struck an air conditioning unit and started the fire.

It appears to be a total loss.

Milton, Maurice, and Abbeville Fire Departments handled that scene along with Lafayette.

Crews were also investigated other reports of fires in the Parish. Those were cleared with no reports of any damage.

Fire on Soulanges Road in Lafayette Parish. Neighbors say lightning is to blame / Nicole Brown Myers