SCOTT, La. (KLFY) – The following is a news release from the Scott Fire Department:
On Tuesday November 14th at 9:26 PM, Scott Fire Department was dispatched to a residential fire in the 200 block of Bradley Street, in Lafayette Parish.
Upon arrival, firefighters observed heavy smoke emitting from the residence.
Firefighters made entry into the residence where they observed heavy fire in the hallway and living area.
The fire was quickly brought the fire under control. However, the home received heavy fire damage to the living room and hall area, with major smoke damage to rest of the structure.
An investigation of the incident determined the fire to be accidental in nature.
The homeowner’s daughter and two minor grandchildren were at the residence, leaving just before the fire was called into officials.
The fire began in a bedroom closet, where either one or both minor children were playing with matches.
The mother was unaware of the small fire inside the closet, leaving the home for the night. The unattended fire in the closet, quickly intensified, quickly spread to the rest of the room and eventually the rest of the home.
The homeowner was not home at the time of the fire.
No firefighters were injured.