Just before 6:30 pm on Friday evening, the Morgan City Fire Department responded to a house fire on Arizona Street, which is located on the south side of the railroad. Upon arrival, firefighters reported visible fire and smoke and called for a second alarm.
The house was cleared and it was determined that there were no occupants inside the home as firefighters battled the blaze.
Morgan City Assistant Fire Chief John MacDougall told KQKI News that approximately 25% of the home sustained extensive smoke and heat damage. While no cause has yet to be determined, MacDougall said the origin of the fire was in the area of the kitchen stove area. There were no injuries reported. You can watch our live coverage from the scene by clicking here.
It was the second residential fire reported Friday evening in St. Mary Parish. At approximately 5:18 pm, Franklin, Centerville, Baldwin and District 11 Fire Departments were dispatched to a major house fire at the corner of Eagle and Pecot Streets in Franklin. Click here to watch our live coverage from the scene.