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One person dead following fire at Lafayette apartment complex

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Posted at 6:15 AM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 07:32:58-05

One person was killed overnight during a fire at an apartment complex in Lafayette.

Firefighters were called around 11:27 pm Monday night, to a fire at the Mimosa Place Apartment complex located in the 100 block of Mimosa Place.

Neighbors reported heavy smoke coming from the downstairs apartment.

When firefighters arrived on scene, flames were coming from a bedroom window.

According to Firefighters, neighbors told first responder that the unit was occupied by an elderly man.

Emergency crews entered the apartment to conduct search and rescue efforts. Firefighters say they found the man in the burning bedroom deceased.

Firefighters extinguished the fire within ten minutes. The apartment sustained heavy fire damage.

Fire investigators with Lafayette Fire Department and Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office examined the scene.

The Fire Department says the fire originated in the bedroom. Preliminary findings indicate the fire started on the mattress in the bedroom.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office is assisting with determining the cause of death.

The identity of the deceased will not be released until next of kin is notified.

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