Lafayette apartment complex damaged by fire

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UPDATE:  Shortly before 11:00 Saturday morning, Lafayette firefighters responded to 155 Mimosa Place, Mimosa Apartment Complex to a report of heavy smoke coming from an apartment, according to the Lafayette Fire Department.

When firefighters arrived, heavy flames were coming from an upstairs apartment in building D.

Firefighters entered the burning unit and extinguished the fire within twenty minutes.

The apartment of fire origin sustained heavy fire damage and the breezeway between the adjacent apartments sustained moderate fire damage.

Four adjoining apartments sustained water and smoke damage.

Fire officials say at least four tenants will be displaced due to the fire.

The occupant of the apartment was cooking in the kitchen and left the room for a short period.

When he returned to the kitchen, flames were coming from the pot on the stove top.

One firefighter sustained a minor burn while fighting the fire.

Firefighters rescued three occupants from a balcony who were trapped by the fire.

No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire was an unattended pot of grease on the stove top and has been ruled an accident.

ORIGINAL: An early morning fire has displaced several residents at the Mimosa Place  Apartments in Lafayette.

Fire crews were dispatched to the 100 block of Mimosa Place shortly before 11 a.m.

Alton Trahan, the Public Information Officer for the Lafayette Fire Department, says firefighters are still at the scene.

Trahan did not say what caused the blaze or if there were any injuries.

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