UPDATE, 4:40 p.m.: Investigators have determined the cause of the fire, according to the Scott Fire Department (SFD).
SFD said that energized power lines became entangled in a large tree as a result of high winds. The wires then shorted out and began to arch, starting a fire where the power lines attach to the home.
SFD said that the fire has been ruled accidental in nature, caused by a weather event.
ORIGINAL, 8:19 A.M.: SCOTT, La. (KLFY)– Around 2 a.m., Scott Fire Department responded to a residential fire in the 100 block of Maywood Street.
Firefighters found the home fully engulfed in flames and threatening a neighboring home, due to high winds.
The neighboring home was unoccupied but firefighters still took necessary precautions to save both homes. According to Fire Chief Chad Sonnier, the home where the fire started is a complete loss and the neighboring home sustained some heat damage.
Units from Duson, Carencro and Lafayette responded to the scene.
Scott Fire Department no injuries. Investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.