Kitchen fire causes heavy damage in Lafayette apartment complex


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- A Lafayette apartment complex is now vacant after a fire on Wednesday.
Crews were called out to the blaze in the 200 block of Cougar Ridge Wednesday afternoon around 2:30 p.m.

Firefighters extinguished the flames, but because of heavy fire and water damage, the entire eight-unit complex had to be evacuated.

Fire officials say the fire started in the kitchen of one of the units, where a pot was left unattended.
Lafayette Fire Department spokesman Alton Trahan says this is the second fire this week that started from an unattended pot on the stove.

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