UPDATE: An investigation by the BCFD Fire Prevention Bureau determined food cooking unattended on a kitchen stove was the cause of Saturday’s house fire on Coach Road.
ORIGINAL RELEASE NEWS:
The Bossier City Fire Department responded to a fire this afternoon that destroyed a house in the 5400 block of Coach Road. Crews were called to the scene at approximately 12:30 p.m. The first firefighters to arrive found the house engulfed in flames and the fire had already broken through the top of the roof. Upon arriving crews were initially told that the woman who lived there may have been inside the burning structure. Firefighters quickly made entry and began searching the house but learned a neighbor had helped the woman get out unharmed. No one else was at home at the time of the fire.
Firefighters made an interior attack on the fire which had quickly spread through the attic but crews soon had to exit due to the intense flames that were fanned by high winds which contributed significantly to the fire’s intensity. The fire had also compromised the home’s structural integrity which posed a danger to the firefighters. Firefighters shifted their fire attack to a defensive mode and fought the fire from the outside.
The fire was brought under control in about an hour of an a half. More than a dozen Bossier City firefighters including six engine companies took part in the fire fight. The East 80 Fire Department in Haughton also provided mutual aid with 5 personnel including an engine company.
An investigation by the BCFD Fire Prevention Bureau shows the fire originated in the kitchen however the cause remains undetermined at this time.
There were no reported injuries.