The Bossier City Fire Department responded to a fire overnight that heavily damaged a house in the 200 block of Kensington Avenue.
The man who lives at the home told fire investigators he smelled smoke and heard loud popping sounds coming from the home’s attached garage at about midnight. When he investigated he found a fire burning inside the garage. The man and his wife immediately woke up the couple’s four young sons, ages 14, 6, 3 and 1, and got everyone out of the house before calling 911.
The first fire crews to arrive got there within three and a half minutes after getting the call and found the fire had already burned through the roof of the garage. It took firefighters approximately 40 minutes to bring the fire under control. On one occasion fire crews had to exit the structure while fighting the blaze due to the extreme heat generated by the fire which was fueled by several plastic bins that contained clothing and other items the family had packed up in preparation for a move.
The fire caused heavy damage to the house and also destroyed a car that was parked on the driveway in front of the garage.
There were no reported injuries, however the family’s two cats were killed in the fire. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
From Bossier City Fire Department