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Firefighters rescue dogs from Lafayette vehicle fire

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Posted at 8:21 AM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 09:21:16-05

Several dogs were rescued from a truck fire Monday night.

The Scott Fire Department says flames could be seen coming from under the vehicle on the I-10 Westbound on-ramp in Lafayette city limits.

The fire was contained by Scott Firefighters who also say they managed to rescue several small dogs from a kennel in the bed of the truck.

A fuel line issue reportedly caused the flames to intensify and slow the progress of extinguishing the fire completely.

With the help of Lafayette Fire Department, firefighters used foam and a water tanker to help bring the flames under control.

A Lafayette Hazmat team was on scene to stop any remaining fuel from leaking.

Firefighters say that no one was injured.