Structure fire this morning on CR 430

Published 4:39 pm Thursday, December 21, 2023

Early this morning at 12:26 am CST, LCFD responded to a reported structure fire in the 100 Block of County Road 430. Chief Wes Anderson emphasized the critical role of having working smoke detectors in ensuring the safety of residents.

LCFD Engine 6 was the first on the scene to find heavy smoke coming from the home’s roof. An aggressive interior fire attack plan was called for. LCFD firefighters entered the house and were able to contain the fire to a room in the home and minimize the extension to the roof crawl space.

Chief Wes Anderson stated, “This incident lets us see the importance of working smoke detectors in our homes. Earlydetection is a must in ensuring the safety of residents. In this case,

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the resident’s dogs were crucial in alerting him to the danger, but a functional smoke detector would have provided an even earlier warning.”

The Lafayette County Fire Department urges all residents to regularly test and maintain their smoke detectors to guarantee their effectiveness.

 If you have questions about the smoke detectors in your area, you can call LCFD Central Station at (662) 232-2880.

LCFD FD3, DC2, Engine 6, Engine 10, Rescue 10, Battalion 10, Tanker 17, and 14 firefighters responded to the fire. LCFD has responded to 2,433 calls for service this year.