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A Tropical Funnel Cloud developed over portions of Cameron Parish Wednesday afternoon. The funnel possibly touched down just east of the Cameron Ferry. A very warm and moist airmass helps to aid in tropicalMore >>
A tropical funnel cloud developed over portions of Cameron Parish on Wednesday afternoon.More >>
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The multi-million dollar bridge project on Westlake's Miller Avenue is now not expected to be complete until the end of July. Project Manager Jeremy McElwee with Cecil D. Gassiott, LLC released a workMore >>
The multimillion-dollar bridge project on Westlake's Miller Avenue is not expected to be complete until the end of July.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-06-19 21:06:18 GMT
The elderly man reported missing Monday in Lake Charles has been located safe by local authorities, according to Lake Charles police. Leroy Stewart Sr., 85, has been located and is being taken to a localMore >>
The elderly man reported missing Monday in Lake Charles has been located safe by local authorities, according to Lake Charles police.More >>
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Lake Charles police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Saturday at a business at 2202 Common Street. According to a news release from the department, the suspect is described as a blackMore >>
Lake Charles police are investigating an armed robbery that happened Saturday at a business at 2202 Common Street.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 3:54 PM EDT2013-06-19 19:54:07 GMT
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso was sworn in as president of the Louisiana Sheriff's Association in a Wednesday ceremony. Mancuso's tenure will take effect on July 1, according to Michael Ranatza,More >>
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso was sworn in as president of the Louisiana Sheriff's Association in a ceremony on Wednesday.More >>
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CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) -
For the residents of the Park Space trailer park on Tousaint St. near Leger Rd., a fire that left the home on lot 104 completely destroyed, will be hard to forget.
"We were playing basketball. The next thing we seen, the house caught on fire" said neighbor, Juan Bravo. "I ran in the house, called my mom... My mom called the Fire Department... Like everything was crazy" Bravo said.
District Fire Chief Tommy Thomas has worked as a firefighter for over 30 years and says out of the 100+ mobile home fires he's responded to, this was one of the worst.
"We arrived on the scene and had heavy smoke and visible flames coming from both sides" said Thomas. "It's severe. On a scale from one to ten it's a ten"
According to the owner of the home, who didn't want to speak on camera, she was sitting in the living room when she smelled smoke. After looking where she thought something may be burning, she says she was bombarded with smoke. She was able to get herself and two family members out of the house uninjured. While she believes some type of electrical failure caused the fire, the Lake Charles Fire Department says a full investigation is take place.
"It's still under investigation at this time... it burned pretty severely" said Thomas. "We were forced to call the Red Cross for the occupant.
Thomas says that the fire should serve as a reminder to the public to learn the importance of fire safety and prevention.
"Make sure you have a good working smoke detector. That is your first alert. An early warning system like that would help us and help you also" he said.