LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – A mother of two young children has lost everything and her neighbors have been displaced after a fire destroyed a unit of a Lafayette Housing Authority duplex earlier this morning.
The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. in the 100 block of Connie Circle, just off Macon Road.
Lafayette Fire Department spokesperson Alton Trahan said investigators determined the fire was caused by an electrical short in a power cord to a window air conditioning unit.
A spark from the electrical short ignited the window’s curtains and the back of a couch in the living room.
A mother and her two children who live in the apartment now considered a “total loss,” were not home at the time. Two adults in the adjacent apartment smelled smoke coming from the
Two adults in the adjacent apartment smelled smoke coming from next door and called 911. No one was injured in the fire.
The Lafayette Housing Authority was working on finding housing for the two tenants.