House fire put snow preparations on hold in Oakdale - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

House fire put snow preparations on hold in Oakdale

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

OAKDALE, LA (KPLC) - It is cold and rainy, with talk of snow in the forecast. On a night that the Oakdale fire department would be putting together a game plan, they receive a call about a fire.

"I was over at my mothers house. We came over. You could see the flames before you got here," said Charles Pelt.

Oakdale firefighters were able to put out the flames. Luckily, no one was home at the time. Chief Moore with the Oakdale fire department said, while this was a setback, they would still able to make preparations for the possibility of snow.

"[We are] watching the roads and the bridges. We are making sure the roads aren't freezing over. We want to get the word out to people, that we may have to shut roads down. We are trying to monitor it pretty close, when we're not fooling with putting out these fires," said Chief Thomas Moore, with the Oakdale Fire Department.

"Well, when they get back, we are going to reload the hoses on the truck. Pretty much regroup, get a game plan, and see what's what," said Tony Pickens.

Chief Moore said, if snow does come their way, his advice is to stay off the roads.

"I hope they stay in so they don't get in to some problem that they can't get out of," said Chief Moore.

Copyright 2010 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Staying active indoors this summer

    Staying active indoors this summer

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:19 AM EDT2018-05-22 09:19:13 GMT
    (Source: Altitude Trampoline Park Facebook)(Source: Altitude Trampoline Park Facebook)
    (Source: Altitude Trampoline Park Facebook)(Source: Altitude Trampoline Park Facebook)

    With temperatures often reaching the triple digits during summertime in Southwest Louisiana, it can be difficult to stay outside and get exercise.

    More >>

    With temperatures often reaching the triple digits during summertime in Southwest Louisiana, it can be difficult to stay outside and get exercise.

    More >>
  • Louisiana man arrested for failure to notify as a sex offender

    Louisiana man arrested for failure to notify as a sex offender

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 5:17 AM EDT2018-05-22 09:17:35 GMT
    The Lake Charles Police Department says it arrested a man for failing to register and notify as a sex offender after moving to Lake Charles. The department says Damien Prater moved from Cottonport and did not let the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office or the Lake Charles Police Department know of his status. Prater was convicted in 2011 for carnal knowledge of a juvenile. His victim was 16 years old at the time. He was arrested on two counts of failure to notify and register as a se...More >>
    The Lake Charles Police Department says it arrested a man for failing to register and notify as a sex offender after moving to Lake Charles. The department says Damien Prater moved from Cottonport and did not let the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office or the Lake Charles Police Department know of his status. Prater was convicted in 2011 for carnal knowledge of a juvenile. His victim was 16 years old at the time. He was arrested on two counts of failure to notify and register as a se...More >>
  • LSU AgCenter could face budget cuts

    LSU AgCenter could face budget cuts

    Monday, May 21 2018 11:31 PM EDT2018-05-22 03:31:39 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    It's crunch time for Louisiana lawmakers.  Tuesday they begin a second special session to figure out the state's budget mess. The end of some temporary taxes means the state will face an estimated $650 million deficit when the new fiscal year begins July 1st.  During the regular session lawmakers could only make cuts to balance the budget, but in the special session tax hikes are back in play.  Governor John Bel Edwards wants increased sales taxes to bridge the budge...

    More >>

    It's crunch time for Louisiana lawmakers.  Tuesday they begin a second special session to figure out the state's budget mess. The end of some temporary taxes means the state will face an estimated $650 million deficit when the new fiscal year begins July 1st.  During the regular session lawmakers could only make cuts to balance the budget, but in the special session tax hikes are back in play.  Governor John Bel Edwards wants increased sales taxes to bridge the budge...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly