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Fire Damages Brook Street Residence In Lafayette Tuesday

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Firefighters battled an aggressive fire which broke out in the upstairs flat of a two-unit building in the 3600 block of Brook Street in downtown Lafayette at 3:52 p.m. Tuesday – with police alerting neighbors and evacuating them from adjoining homes.

Neighbors reported hearing shouts and possibly a woman screaming before flames were seen in the structure. The exact address was not given.

But neighbors told firefighters the tenant of the unit was away at work when the fire broke out. Units negotiated the area’s narrow streets and arrived on scene at 3:58 p.m., according to ConFire Fire Prevention Capt. Tracie Dutter.

“No one was hurt… we were able to save a dog,” Dutter said. “Unfortunately, two cats did not survive.”

The fire was extinguished by 4:05 p.m., according to Dutter, who said that the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

Police blocked traffic on Brook Street between Dewing and MountainView due to the fire but eased those restrictions as apparatus left the scene.


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