Gurney Road House Fire

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img_6058bFrom the Central Fire Department
Thursday, September 26th, the Central Fire Department responded to the 12000 block of Gurney Road for a reported house fire. As crews were receiving the alarm at 6:02 pm, a citizen pulled into Station 31 and confirmed that the home was indeed on fire.
On arrival, fire companies found the home with heavy fire conditions totally consuming the attic and a large portion of the roof burned away.  With fire rapidly spreading from the attic into the living area, firefighters initiated a defensive fire attack and requested a second alarm bringing the last available CFD engine company and an engine company from District Six to the fire. The fire was placed under control at 6:49 pm, unfortunately due to the advanced stage of the fire when firefighters arrived, the home and most of its contents were destroyed along with an automobile.  The cause of the fire remains undetermined. 
Baker Fire Department responded on the first alarm as the Rapid Intervention Crew, and after the second alarm was requested, Zachary and East Side Fire Departments covered two CFD stations. 
The family was away at the time of the fire and and there were no civilian injuries.  One firefighter was treated at the scene by EMS for a minor injury and returned to duty after treatment.  Initially it was believed that two dogs perished in the fire; however, later on both dogs were found alive.