NWGA Scanner | February 27th, 2022

LaFayette Fire Department responds to early Sunday morning house fire

On Sunday February 27th at 4:40 AM, LaFayette Fire Department Red Shift and Walker station #8 was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 404 Cavendar St.. First responding units found heavy smoke and fire coming from the single story residence, a car on fire on the side of the residence and an exposure fire to the neighbors residence. Firefighters quickly extinguished the exposure fire to the neighbors residence and set up a blitz fire nozzle to protect that exposure. The remaining crew pushed into the front door with an aggressive interior attack with parts of that firefighting crew performing a Vent, Enter, Search (VES) technique on a bedroom window looking for possible trapped victims. The interior crew made a quick knock down on the fire and after the VES, primary and secondary search it was learned no one was home at the time of the fire. The fire caused significant damage to the structure. Firefighters successfully protected the neighbors house with only minimal damage to the siding and a window thanks to the hard work and quick action of firefighters. At this time, Fire Chief Stacy Blalock said the fire is under investigation to determine cause.

Photo courtesy of City of LaFayette, GA – Local Government FB page