On Sunday, December 6, 2020, at approximately 12:30 PM, the Patterson Volunteer Fire Department was called to the corner of Como Street and Cherry Street in reference to a house fire. Upon the arrival of the first engine, it was found that an apparently abandoned house was fully engulfed in flames.
Fire departments from Bayou Vista, Centerville, and Berwick were promptly called to provide additional manpower. The incident was under control by approximately 2:00 PM.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office. Patterson Volunteer Fire Chief Scott Hutton expressed his appreciation for the assistance rendered by neighboring departments.