Elderly couple escapes large house fire in Denham Springs; pets do not

House fire on Secret Gate Lane (Source: Viewer)
House fire on Secret Gate Lane (Source: Viewer)

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA (WAFB) - The Denham Springs Fire Department responded to a house fire in Denham Springs Wednesday night.

The call went out around 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21 for a home on Secret Gate Lane across from Minton Street. Flames could be seen coming from the roof of the house. While the initial call indicated people may have been trapped inside the house, emergency officials on scene confirm everyone has been accounted for and is safely out of the house.

Windy conditions posed a challenge for firefighters, but they were able to keep the fire from spreading to other homes.

Unfortunately, the family's two dogs did not make it out of the fire.

The homeowners say they've lived in the home since September and that they were watching TV when they heard a loud explosion from the back of the house. Neighbors called 911 after seeing flames coming from the home.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.

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