The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a residential structure fire which occurred Sunday afternoon in Garden City.
The Franklin Fire Department says the call came in at 3:20 PM at 10536 Hwy 182 east for a structure fire. The Franklin Fire Department and Centerville Volunteer Fire Department responded to the call. The first arriving units reported fire and smoke coming from the rear of the home. Additional aid was them called from Baldwin, Chitimacha and Patterson Fire Departments. The fire eventually extended into the 2 1/2 story home but firefighters were able to contain the fire to the stairs and rear wall.
There were no injuries reported but the cause of the fire is suspicious and the Louisiana Fire Marshal and St. Mary Parish Sheriffs Office are conducting an investigation.