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Lafayette Woman in Critical Condition Following Apartment Fire

Sep 03, 2019 05:15PM ● By News Desk

Alton Trahan, Public Information Officer with the Lafayette Fire Department has reported that firefighters responded to an early morning apartment fire at 1408 W. Willow Street, Willow Park Apartments. 

The fire was reported by a neighbor when he noticed smoke coming from the apartment. Firefighters arrived at the complex and conducted an immediate search. The apartment was filled with smoke due to a smoldering fire in the living room. 

The female occupant was discovered unconscious in the apartment and immediately transported to a local hospital by Acadian Ambulance. She remains in critical condition. 

Fire investigators determined the fire originated in the living room. Smoking material is suspected as the ignition source of the fire. There were no operating smoke detectors in the apartment. Fire officials continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

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