Fire investigation underway in Galvez/Lake area

Charlotte Guedry
Arson Investigator Supervisor Lance LaMarca takes items from the backyard of the home.

According to Arson Division Supervisor Lance LaMarca, at approximately 11:04 this morning, fire fighters, police and emergency responders were called to the Lakewood Drive area of Galvez/Lake in response to a fire.

Investigations are in the early stages, but what is known is that when responders arrived on the scene, a victim was found suffering from smoke inhilation. She was located in the master bedroom area of the home, but had been moved by responders when officers arrived on the scene.

The victim is known to be alive, and is being taken care of at a local facility.

"There seems to be no sign of forced entry, and no obvious signs of anyone else being in the property," said LaMarca.

The Arson Division is being joined in the investigation by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.