Morgan City apartment fire (Updated)
MORGAN CITY — A late morning fire damaged two units at the Villa Apartments in Morgan City, according to witnesses.
Resident Zach Dauzat confirmed that two apartments were damaged.
Dauzat had no idea what caused the fire. Dauzat said he was in the shower when he noticed the roof was on fire and it was spreading. He was able to get out unharmed, and the fire department arrived shortly after, he said.
All Morgan City fire personnel were called to the 11:30 a.m. fire. Within 15 minutes, the smoke had slowed, witnesses said.
Dauzat said no one was injured in the fire. Fire personnel still were on scene at noon.
(The Daily Review Photo by Zachary Fitzgerald)
A kitchen fire Wednesday at Villa Apartments caused heavy damage to one apartment and smoke damage to two other apartments, and one firefighter received minor injuries, Morgan City Assistant Fire Chief John Price said.
Firefighters received the call at 11:23 a.m. Wednesday reporting a fire at Villa Apartments in the 500 block of Roderick Street, Price said.
The fire unit arrived on scene at 11:25 a.m. with heavy smoke showing from an apartment, he said. The apartment had heavy fire inside the apartment as well, Price said.
With the wind blowing, firefighters put the fire out quickly and prevented the fire from spreading, Price said. The Morgan City Fire Department called in “all available manpower” after the initial call reporting the fire due to the size of the building, Price said. A total of 30 on-duty and off-duty personnel responded to help fight the fire.
The apartment where the fire started sustained heavy fire damage. The two apartments on both sides sustained smoke damage. Firefighters believe the fire started in the kitchen area on the stove, Price said.
One firefighter received minor injuries, but no one inside the apartments at the time the fire started was injured, Price said. Acadian Ambulance checked everyone on scene to make sure they were all right, he said.
The last fire truck cleared the scene at 1:08 p.m.