UPDATE: Spokesman Alton Trahan says the fire originated in a chair in the kitchen and was started by smoke material.
The 87-year-old occupant was transported to a local hospital for evaluation as a precaution.
Trahan says the LUS employee was aware that an elderly man lived at the house and that’s when he stopped to help the man when he saw the smoke coming from the home.
LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – The Lafayette Fire Department responded to a house fire early Tuesday morning.
Crews arrived to the scene just before 7:00 a.m. in the 100 Saucier Parkway.
Spokesman Alton Trahan tells News 10 that an empoylee with LUS was passing by and noticed smoke coming from the dwelling.
That employee assisted the elderly occupant in escaping the blaze.
The fire was contained in five minutes and the home sustained some minor fire damage near the carport entrance.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.