Tree falls on historic house in Lake Charles - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Tree falls on historic house in Lake Charles

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

It's an antique house that at one point the owners wanted to demolish-- but historic preservationists objected-- urging that it's a great candidate for adaptive re-use. The Augustine foursquare is on the Northeast corner of Kirby and Common Streets in Lake Charles.

Selective demolition on additions has been underway and then came the bad weather, explains contractor Damian Broussard...

"We pulled off the front and this back area right here and then I come back this weekend and the tree does a little bit more demolition. I guess the winds we had yesterday blew it down, so we're getting ready to take it down," he said/

The tree on the west side of the house snapped in two, causing an undetermined amount of damage.  Entergy was there tending to the fallen line so the contractor could remove the tree. 

"I'd say it's about a 45 or 50 foot pecan tree," said Broussard.
.  
It was pretty hazardous a while ago because the electrical was still live when we showed up, I'm volunteer fire in Bell City. So, we hurried up and called Entergy.  They just cut it off so we'll be able to get on the tree and fix what's broken on the roof," he said.

Broussard says the owner is in the process of upgrading the house with everything new.

Meanwhile, Entergy says about 12,200 customers lost power during the bad weekend weather.  Monday, early,  300 were still without lights. Then later it was down to 200 and a spokesman said they expected all to be restored by evening.

Eight thousand Beauregard electric customers lost power, but a spokesman says all is restored.

Jeff Davis electric says 1500 lost power, but are all restored.

Copyright 2017 KPLC All rights reserved

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Walmarts in SWLA are getting remodeled for faster and easier service

    Walmarts in SWLA are getting remodeled for faster and easier service

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:47:59 GMT
    (Source: Walmart)(Source: Walmart)
    (Source: Walmart)(Source: Walmart)

    Two Walmarts in Southwest Louisiana will be remodeled to help busy customers save time and money this fiscal year. The Walmarts on 2500 N. Martin Luther King Hwy. and 3215 Gerstiner Memorial Blvd. will be getting improvements.  Walmart plans to expand several innovative services that deliver greater convenience and faster services, including: Online Grocery Pickup Customers can order groceries online and pick them up without ever having to leave their car. The servi...

    More >>

    Two Walmarts in Southwest Louisiana will be remodeled to help busy customers save time and money this fiscal year. The Walmarts on 2500 N. Martin Luther King Hwy. and 3215 Gerstiner Memorial Blvd. will be getting improvements.  Walmart plans to expand several innovative services that deliver greater convenience and faster services, including: Online Grocery Pickup Customers can order groceries online and pick them up without ever having to leave their car. The servi...

    More >>
  • DA DeRosier responds to Ethics complaint about LACE

    DA DeRosier responds to Ethics complaint about LACE

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:46:07 GMT

    This week the Southern Poverty Law center filed a complaint with the Ethics Board concerning LACE tickets. LACE stands for local agency compensated enforcement. and one local defense attorney says it invites corruption from top to bottom. But Calcasieu DA John DeRosier says it helps local programs and increases public safety.

    More >>

    This week the Southern Poverty Law center filed a complaint with the Ethics Board concerning LACE tickets. LACE stands for local agency compensated enforcement. and one local defense attorney says it invites corruption from top to bottom. But Calcasieu DA John DeRosier says it helps local programs and increases public safety.

    More >>
  • Chilean firefighters train in Calcasieu Parish

    Chilean firefighters train in Calcasieu Parish

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-06-21 23:40:50 GMT
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)
    (Source: KPLC)(Source: KPLC)

    It's not every day that you see another flag other than the red, white and blue in the Sulphur, but for the next few days, a group of 19 Chilean firefighters will be calling South West Louisiana their home.  The group has been brought to the lake area through the F.I.R.E.S. Organization, who seeks to train firefighters across Latin America to respond to industrial fires and energies properly.  Chile has strict environmental rules which means burning fuels for fire exercise...

    More >>

    It's not every day that you see another flag other than the red, white and blue in the Sulphur, but for the next few days, a group of 19 Chilean firefighters will be calling South West Louisiana their home.  The group has been brought to the lake area through the F.I.R.E.S. Organization, who seeks to train firefighters across Latin America to respond to industrial fires and energies properly.  Chile has strict environmental rules which means burning fuels for fire exercise...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly