Ville Platte’s fire calls noted


Managing Editor

The Ville Platte Fire Department had several calls during the last two weeks. Some of those calls were in District Two, Ward One’s area.

Fire calls included:

•A cooking incident led to smoke at the Dupre apartment in Village de Memoire at 5:59 p.m. April 21. Three trucks and nine firefighters responded at 5:59 p.m. and remained on the scene until 10:39 p.m.

•An alarm was pulled in the north hall of Village de Memoire April 22, at 10:11 p.m. Eleven firefighters and three trucks responded. The building was checked and the alarm was re-set. The last truck returned to the station at 10:39 p.m.

•On April 25, an accident was reported at 7:46 p.m. One truck and 13 firefighters responded to provide medical assistance and remove oil from the roadway. The last truck returned at 8:10 p.m.

A grass fire on state Highway 104 was reported on April 25, at 4:49 p.m. Two trucks and 11 firefighters responded. Although it looked like a controlled burn, no one was watching the fire, so personnel extinguished the flames.

•On April 29, an alarm was activated at 7:23 a.m. at 1215 Dardeau St. Three trucks were enroute when the call was cancelled.

•An electrical problem was reported April 30, at the Fontenot home, 2380 Woodmen Drive. Three trucks from Ville Platte, two from Faubourg and one from Belaire Cove responded with 19 firefighters at 4:24 p.m. Firefighters removed clothes from a closet to reach the hot water tank which had to be checked out by a service technician. Firefighters remained on the scene until 4:49 p.m.

•A fire in the utility room at Angela Edwards’ home, 1850 Chemont St., was reported at 6:02 p.m. on May 3. No alarm was given. The fire began in a basket filled with brushes. The department returned to the station at 6:37 p.m.

•A vehicle fire in a Chevrolet Silverado was reported May 4, at 1:06 a.m. The truck belonged to Clinton Robert, 1051 King Blvd. Seven firefighters responded and remained on the scene until 1:43 a.m.

•Firefighters were called to Marie Roberts home, 512 NW Railroad St., on May 5, when an explosion occurred in the kitchen at 4:26 p.m. Sixteen firefighters and three trucks quickly responded and remained on the scene until 4:49 p.m.

•An alarm was activated at Ville Platte Elementary, 708 High School Drive, on May 6, at 10:10 a.m. Three trucks and eight firefighters responded and remained on the scene until 10:28 a.m.

•Fourteen firefighters responded to 1120 Parkview St., for an alarm activation at 10:07 p.m. on May 7. The house was checked, but no one was home. Three trucks responded and remained on the scene until 2:24 p.m.

•A busted gas line caused some concern on May 9, at 3:23 a.m., just east of the intersection of state Highway 10 and Greta Lane. A vehicle, driven by Marla Rushing of Fox, was driven off the roadway and hit a gas line. No alarm was given. Two units responded and remained on the scene until 6:25 a.m.

Someone backed into a gas meter on the same day at 7:54 p.m. and left the scene. No alarm was given. One firefighter and truck remained on the scene until 8:23 p.m. when the gas was turned off.

A car fire was reported at 9:43 p.m. May 9. Seventeen firefighters and two trucks responded to the area.

Firefighters on May 9, were notified of a house fire at 11:21 p.m. in the 100 block of L’anse de Cavalier Road. Four trucks from Ville Platte and two from Belaire Cove, along with 25 firefighters searched the area but found no evidence of a house fire. The last truck returned to the station at 12:05 a.m.

•Woods on fire at 615 N. Dossman were reported on May 11, at 7:07 p.m. Sixteen firefighters responded with two trucks and remained on the scene until 7:33 p.m.

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