Fires more common in December

Engine 4 firefighters respond to structural fire call Saturday morning
Engine 4 firefighters respond to structural fire call Saturday morning

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The American Red Cross says in less than a week they've provided assistance to nearly 100 people, after 20 fires struck homes across South Louisiana.

Five of those 20 fires took place here in SWLA.

Fire officials say they usually see an increase this time of year.

KPLC's Erica Bivens will have more tonight at six on fire safety tips.