UPDATE: Upon completion of the investigation, the cause of the fire was determined to be electrical in nature initiating from an exterior structure connected to the residence.
The Scott Fire Department was dispatched to an explosion and possible residential fire in the 100 Block LLoyd Road on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at 7:33p.m .Firefighters observed a home engulfed in flames upon arrival. As a result of high winds, the fire was beginning to spread to a neighboring home. Firefighters deployed two handlines, one to combat the engulfed home and anotherto the neighboring home.At thatpoint it was realized the fire had already spread into the neighboring home’s attic. An additional crew was then deployed into the attic where the fire was quickly extinguished.The fire in the initial home was brought under control and extinguished. An occupant of the home was able to safely escape without injury, however, a cat was unable to escape and died inside the home. After knocking on the door to alert the neighboring home’s elderly occupant(who is hearing impaired) for several seconds,a neighbor utilized a large rock to gain access into the home and safely evacuate the occupant. An investigation ruled the fire accidental in nature. The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation. Firefighters from Duson, Judice and Lafayette Fire Departments responded to assist. The initial home is a total loss, while the neighboring home received moderate damage.