UPDATE: Fire spreads fast, completely destroys home, cars in Baker
POSTED: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 3:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 6, 2012 - 3:04pm
BAKER, LA (NBC33) — UPDATE: The Baker Fire Department says bad wiring in one of the cars started that blaze.
ORIGINAL STORY: Quick response from the Baker Fire Department prevented a fire from becoming a potential severe disaster. That’s because when they arrived they found two vehicles full of fuel on fire under the carport of the home.
Firefighters arrived shortly after 3:00 a.m. to a home on West Buffwood Drive in Baker. When they arrived, smoke was billowing out and fire was coming from the rear of the home. The fire had reached the attic and was coming out of the top of the roof.
Two vehicles were parked under the carport and they were on fire as well.
It took nearly an hour and a half, six units and three pumpers to put the blaze out. By the time the fire was extinguished, the home was declared a complete loss.
Firefighters believe the fire had been burning for some time before it was reported. The homeowner, who was at work at the time the fire started, said he had left for work at 4:00 p.m. and came home to find the fire.
Someone passing by the home noticed the flames and alerted the fire department.
No one else was inside the home when the fire started, and no one was injured.
Investigators are currently working to determine the cause of the fire.