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Firefighters respond to overnight house fire on Bourque Road

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Posted at 7:22 AM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 20:29:03-04

Firefighters in Lafayette Parish responded to an overnight house fire in the 400 block of Bourque Road.

According to Judice Fire Chief Troy Lopez, the fire began at around 11:06 pm on Tuesday, July 6. He was the first to arrive on scene, and indicated that the dwelling was "fully involved."

The fire started in the rear of the home and spread to the front. According to a spokesperson for the Lafayette Fire Department, first responders battled the fire for more than an hour before getting it under control. The home sustained heavy fire damage.

The homeowner and her pet were able to escape without injury. She said that she heard a popping sound outside her bedroom window, and when she looked outside, the patio was on fire. She grabbed her dog and escaped out of the front door, then called 911.

Investigators determined the fire originated under the large patio area where several storage compartments were constructed. The electrical service under the patio is being examined for a possible malfunction. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Judice Volunteer Firefighters were assisted at the scene by the Lafayette, Duson, Carencro, Youngsville, Milton and Scott Fire Departments.

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