The Carencro Fire Department, along with fire departments from Lafayette and Scott, responded to the 500 block of Breaux Rd. at approximately 11:19 p.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021.
Prior to the fire department’s arrival, an officer from Carencro Police Department was investigating heavy smoke in the area and was first to arrive on the scene. The officer found one of the victims face down in the driveway. With the help of a neighbor, the victim was pulled to safety. The officer quickly relayed to the fire department that the house was fully engulfed in flames and one person was still trapped inside.
First arriving fire units made entry into the residence while battling the blaze. During the search and rescue operation, firefighters found the second victim in a rear bedroom.
Both victims were transported to a local hospital by Acadian Ambulance; one was treated and released and the other is being treated for burns and smoke inhalation. One firefighter was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation after giving up his SCBA air mask to the victim as he was removing her from the home.
The fire was brought under control within 18 minutes. The residence sustained heavy fire damage and two vehicles were totally destroyed.
Investigators from Lafayette Fire Department are working to determine the cause of the fire.