Smoke alarm alerts Orangefield man to pre-dawn Wednesday house fire

Published 11:00 am Wednesday, August 9, 2023

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ORANGEFIELD — An Orangefield man was awakened by a smoke alarm early Wednesday morning.

Authorities said he was able to escape a house fire without serious injury.

Orange County ESD No. 2 Chief Ricky Bodin said the call of the fire came in at 3:30 a.m. for a blaze at a home on Oilla Road in Orangefield.

Bodin said the resident was awakened by a smoke alarm and was able to get out of the home safely. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

ESD No. 2 had assistance from ESD 3 and 4 and West Orange and Pinehurst fire departments.

— Written by Mary Meaux