Saturday night fire heavily damages home in Bossier City

Bossier City Fire Department
Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 10:17am

A fire leaves a house heavily damaged in Bossier City.

It happened at 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2600 block of Village Lane, Bossier City Fire Department were called to the scene of a house fire.

On arrival, firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the home's soffit and attic vents.

Firefighters entered the home and found the fire in the attic which began to spread quickly through the house.

At one time while battling the fire, the fire became so intense it forced fire crews to exit the home.

While battling the blaze, three firefighters were positioned on a lower level roof when part of it gave way causing one firefighter to fall through the roof.

The firefighter was able to hang on to the roof but the flames quickly enveloped him. Two other firefighters immediately helped him and pulled him to safety.

Fortunately, the firefighter was not injured as his bunker gear kept him protected from the flames.

It took fire officials an hour to get the fire under control. The upper portion of the home had heavy fire damage while much of the remaining portion of the house received heavy water damage.

The man and woman inside the house at the time reported hearing a loud clap of thunder and then their power went off. A short time later, the couple noticed smoke coming from the home. Neither of them were injured in the fire.

Investigators are looking into the possibility that a lightning strike may have caused the fire.

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