Firefighters battle St. Amant house fire

Staff reports
Firefighters battle a blaze as it spreads through a St. Amant house Sunday night. More than 35 firefighters responded to the scene.

More than 35 area firefighters worked to tame a fire that engulfed a St. Amant house Sunday night.

Firefighters from both Ascension and Livingston parishes battled the blaze at 48024 Rogers A Road at around 6 p.m., according to St. Amant Fire Chief James E. LeBlanc.

St. Amant and Sorrento firefighters notified dispatchers of heavy smoke and visible flames as they approached the structure, LeBlanc said.

Firefighter entered the structure and tried to push the fire out of the rear of the home, as it had already spread to the attic, the chief said.

Additional help came from the 7th District and Galvez-Lake fire departments. The French Settlement fire department provided extra water, LeBlanc said.

One firefighter had to be transported to a hospital by ambulance due to a heat-related incident, he said.

Ascension Parish deputies, St. Amant Gas, Demco and the American Red Cross also were dispatched to the scene.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office investigated the incident.

Ascension firefighters worked at the scene for more than five hours, LeBlanc said.

More than 20,000 gallons of water and eight gallons of foam were used in the effort, according to LeBlanc.

Four adults and two children had occupied the home, LeBlanc said.

Firefighters work to extinguish the fire.