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Home destroyed in early morning fire

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Posted at 6:03 PM, Dec 20, 2021

The State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of an early morning fire on Bonin Road.

According to Lafayette Fire Department spokesperson Alton Trahan, firefighters from Youngsville, Broussard, and Milton were called to the fire at a two-story home at around 1:15 a.m.

When they arrived, the entire roof was engulfed in flames, said Trahan.

The fire departments made an immediate request for additional firefighters to assist with water supply from Carencro, Scott, Duson, Judice, Erath, Abbeville, Breaux Bridge, Kaplan, Maurice, and St. Martinville. A total of 11 water tankers responded to shuttle water because there was no fire hydrant near the scene, Trahan explained.

Firefighters battled the blaze for more than two hours before getting it under control.

The home sustained major fire damage, but wasn't occupied at the time of the fire. There was one vehicle in the garage that was also heavily damaged.

Youngsville Fire requested LFD investigators to assist; they remained on scene with firefighters throughout most of the day on Monday, combing through the burnt debris, Trahan said.

Louisiana State Fire Marshal investigators were also requested for additional resources. The fire remains under investigation.

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