Saturday, May 18, 2024
Saturday, May 18, 2024

Fire Causes Substantial Damage to St. Francis Motel

Lafayette, LA – At 11:13 a.m. this morning, Lafayette firefighters responded to a commercial fire at 1604 N. University Avenue, St. Francis Motel. When firefighters arrived on scene, smoke and flames were coming from one of the motel rooms. The fire quickly spread to an adjacent room and the attic. Fire officials requested additional fire resources to assist in containing the fire spread and extinguishment. Eleven fire apparatus and 38 firefighters responded to the scene. The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes. No injuries were reported.

The fire damaged two rooms and the attic in one section of the motel. Only one of the rooms was occupied. The occupant was not at the motel when the fire started. The electrical services to the motel were disconnected due to the amount of fire damage.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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