At 12:35 last night, Lafayette firefighters responded to a structure fire in the100 block of Blaine Lane. The initial caller reported heavy smoke in the area. When firefighters arrived, they noticed heavy smoke and flames coming from a single family dwelling near the end of Blaine Lane. Firefighters combated the fire for approximately twenty minutes before getting it under control. The house was totally destroyed by the fire.
The occupants of the dwelling were not home at the time of the fire. They left earlier that evening to visit with friends.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.