A 70-year-old woman and a pet dog died from a fire at the Bayou Oaks Apartments.
Lafayette firefighters say they responded to the apartments at 1:18 p.m and saw smoke billowing out of the downstairs apartment.
Firefighters found Sandra Alsbrook unconscious in the apartment and got her out of the apartment.
She was taken to a local hospital but later died.
Her husband, Van Alsbrook was not home when the fire started.
Their pet dog also died.
Fire investigators say an unattended pot of grease on a stove in the kitchen started the fire.