Lafayette, La. –The Lafayette Fire Department received a call from a passerby stating smoke was coming from a large commercial building, iTA Truck Sales and Services, 2835 NW Evangeline Thruway . Firefighters arrived on scene and discovered a major fire in the service shop of the large building. After gaining access to the building, a large utility truck used for digging power poles was on fire. Firefighters was able to stop the fire from moving to the office and sales area. The building sustained fire damage primarily in the service area. The office and sales section sustained smoke damage.
Fire officials determined that the fire originated in a utility service truck causing major damage to several other vehicles in the shop. The cause of the fire is under investigation.