Vehicle Fire in Ascension Parish, Louisiana

At 4:29 am, on February 28, 2006, the Galvez-Lake & St. Amant Volunteer Fire Departments were called to a car fire near a local business at 18158 Rushing Road, in the Galvez-Lake fire protection coverage area.

While responding crews reported a large plume of black smoke and when they arrived, they found a 1993 Cougar XR-7 vehicle fully involved in fire with flames impinging on several utility poles connecting the electricity on the local business Fred's on the River.

Firefighters from the Galvez-Lake & St. Amant Departments quickly extinguished the fire in the vehicle and prevented it from spreading to any other exposure.

Nobody was injured in the fire and damage is estimated at $1,500.

It was reported to firefighters that the owner was sleeping in the vehicle at the time of the fire and escaped out of the vehicle when it caught on fire. The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office also responded to the fire and assisted the local Ascension Parish Fire Departments.

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