LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Firefighters say a home has received moderate smoke damage after an “improperly discarded” cigarette ignited a mattress.
The fire started around 1:17 this afternoon in the 1100 block of Madeline Avenue. A neighbor called 911 after spotting heavy smoke coming out of the house.
Fire department spokesperson Alton Trahan crews were able to quickly extinguish the small fire that started in a back bedroom.
No one was home at the time of the fire. Trahan also said there were no reported injuries.
The fire has been ruled accidental.