Structure fire under investigation
Vinton Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire at approximately 11 a.m. on Thursday in the 1000 block of Eddy Street in Vinton, La.
Vinton Volunteer Fire Department units coming from the Southside station were delayed due to a train passing through town.
The first units on the scene reported heavy smoke with fire from the front of a single wide mobile home. Crews made an aggressive interior attack and contained the fire to the front half of the structure.
No one was home at the time of the fire and the cause is still under investigation.
Most importantly there were no injuries to civilians or emergency responders.
Ward 7 Fire, Sulphur Fire, Acadian Ambulance and Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office assisted during and after the fire.
“So proud of the small group of volunteers that we have,” Vinton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Chris Vice said. “I was at work and not able to make the fire, but they handled it excellently from all reports. It’s a great feeling to know that, as much as I hate missing a call, I don’t have to be at every scene because these men and women can handle the job and make stuff happen. Thank you to everyone who was there and able to help out. I am proud of every one of you.”
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