Firefighters respond to house fire near DeQuincy - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Firefighters respond to house fire near DeQuincy

A house fire near DeQuincy leaves a family homeless. It happened on Bankens Road Sunday evening.

Fire officials said they were dispatched as the thunderstorms rolled through the area. Family members were home at the time of the fire, but managed to get out safely.

When firefighters arrived on scene, flames were coming out the back of the home. The structure is considered a total loss.

"In these double wide mobile homes, a lot of times that fire gets into the attic and we have very limited space to work with and it travels from one end to the other and no matter how hard we work at it, unfortunately we lose some," said Chief Dean Lappe, Houston River Fire Department.

The American Red Cross assisted the family of three with food, shelter and clothing. Assisting Ward Six Fire Department was Houston River Road and DeQuincy firefighters.

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