UPDATE: (11:15)– A fire ripped through a West Monroe home early Wednesday morning, displacing three people.
Looking from the outside you can’t see a lot of damage. That’s because most of the destruction happened on the inside of the home.
According to officials, the fire seems to have started on the right side of this house, but the cause is still under investigation.
Two of the three people who live in the home were inside when the blaze began. A woman who’s recovering from a recent surgery and a local high schooler. They were able to escape the fire unharmed, but they lost almost everything inside.
The community is already coming to their aid. B.R.I.D.G.E. which stands for building relationships inside different generations and ethnicities, is a Monroe based organization that is collecting clothes to help replace what they lost. The organization has given the below list of the items needed for the family.
- Large Sweatpants, t-shirts, and sweaters
- Men’s Jeans 38/40
- Women’s 5XL Shirts
- Women’s 3XL Joggers
- Men’s Shoes 9 1/2 & 10 1/2
- Women’s Shoes 9
Drop Off Locations-
Cloyd’s Beauty School 10-4pm.
- 2514 Ferrand St. Monroe, La
- 1311 Winnsboro Rd. Cobb, La.
- 603 Natchitoches, West Monroe, La
Headz Up Barber Shop noon-7pm.
- Pecanland Mall by the food court
B.R.I.D.G.E. Contact- Cierra Turner cell- (318)267-1485
UPDATE: (8:27 A.M.) — Sources say a woman who had recently undergone surgery and a local high school student lived in the home.
Someone close to the family says they lost most of their possessions in the fire.
According to officials with the fire department, no one was injured during the incident.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
We will update this article as we receive additional information.
West Monroe, La. (KTVE/KARD) (10/07/20)— There was a residential fire at 811 Natchitoches Street in West Monroe this morning.
According to Assistant Fire Chief Brad Tucker, the call came in at approximately 1:01 a.m. and units were on the scene by 1:04 a.m.
A woman and one other person were inside the home at the time and woke up to the fire.
The fire seemed to be coming from the right side of the house, and as their bedrooms were on the opposite side, they were not injured.
Inside the house, smoke was turbulent, sitting hot and low. Firefighters walked in the door about two feet and decided not to go further.
The fire was out in approximately six minutes.
This is an ongoing story and we will update you with more information as it becomes available.