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Firefighters put out carport fire, save pair of parakeets

4 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, March 03 2015 Mar 3, 2015 March 03, 2015 10:49 AM March 03, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

GONZALES - Firefighters said they quickly put out a carport fire in Gonzales and rescued two pet parakeets in the process on Sunday.

Firefighters arrived on the scene of the house fire at around 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 29 to find flames and heavy smoke coming from the carport of the residence, located in the 600 block of N. Pleasant Street. Though the fire was under control in a matter of minutes, there was noticeable damage to the carport area of the house, slight damage to one interior wall and slight damage to non-running sedan that was parked underneath the carport.

After Gonzales FD extinguished the fire, they ventilated the interior smoke. All residents of the household had left the house, but a pair of pet parakeets remained behind. Both birds were unharmed during the fire, according to firefighters. The family is currently staying at the Ascension Fire House as part of a project developed by an Ascension Chamber of Commerce Leadership Ascension group.


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