House fire reported Thursday
The Ville Platte Fire Department responded to a house fire at 514 W. Oak Street during the latter part of the noon hour Thursday, January 30. Three trucks and 12 firefighters arrived on the scene to discover smoke pouring from the wooden structure, which was occupied by Ella Frank. Firefighters quickly worked to extinquish the flames. They also attempted to gain entry from the rear of the house. Fire Chief Ted Demoruelle said the fire appeared to be electrical in nature. The department was dispatched at 12:58 p.m. and remained on the scene until 2:52 p.m. The structure was owned by Bob McDaniel.