Fire destroys family's home on Blake Drive
POSTED: Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 8:04pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — St. George Firefighters responds to a call of a house fire in the 7800 block of Blake Drive in the Antioch Villa subdivision around 12:20 a.m. Sunday.
Firefighters say a family of nine was inside the home when they heard the smoke alarm going off and saw the carport on fire. The family got out safely.
The first engine arrived at 12:27a.m. to find the carport engulfed in fire with flames coming through the roof.
A fire investigator was called out. The cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation. The fire seems to have begun in the carport area. Fire investigators will resume the investigation during daylight hours. The rear third of the home's roof burned through and collapsed. Two vehicles under the carport were destroyed. The structure is a total loss. Utilities to the house were severed.
The EBRSO and EMS were on hand to assist if and as needed. The Red Cross sent a disaster assistance team to provide for temporary housing and some food and clothing, as well as to assist in the the replacement of medications and medical equipment lost in the fire.