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UPDATE: One person injured in Lafayette house fire

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Mar 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-02 16:43:30-05

One person was injured in a fire that heavily damaged a house on Pintail Drive, Lafayette Fire officials say.

Firefighters were called to the home at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Residents said they heard a loud noise and saw smoke coming from their patio. A 69-year-old occupant tried to put out the fire, but it spread quickly to the attic. That man was injured while trying to do that, and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, heavy smoke was coming from the roof of the two-story home. Two adults and a teenage grandson were safe, and firefighters worked on the house for about 20 minutes to bring it under control. The house sustained major fire damage, officials say.

The fire started under the patio, but the cause remains under investigation, officials say.
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