Fire engulfs a house in Lake Charles

N. Junior St., Lake Charles
N. Junior St., Lake Charles

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Lake Charles firefighters worked a 2nd major house fire late Thursday night.

When they arrived at 1015 North Junior Street, off of Dewey, around 11:30 p.m. the house was fully engulfed. Witnesses say the flames were higher than the trees.

There were initial reports of people trapped in the house early on, but firefighters say the owner of the home was out of town and no one was hurt.

The cause is under investigation.

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