At approximately 1:43pm on Sunday January 13, 2013, units and personnel from St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 11 and fire district 1 responded to a residential structure fire in the 38000 block of James Crosby Rd. Firefighters arrived on scene within three minutes of receiving the call and reported smoke and fire coming from the residence.
Firefighters brought a hose line to the front door and made entry where they were quickly met by heavy smoke. Once inside, they were able to locate the fire in an adjacent bedroom using a thermal imager camera and the attack on the fire took place. The situation was placed under control within thirty minutes of units first arriving on the scene. The home did receive moderate fire and water damage, particularly in the bedroom where the fire was located and the remainder of the home was impacted by smoke.
In total eleven firefighters responded to the scene from St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 11 as well as additional personnel and apparatus requested from St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 1. Fortunately no firefighters were injured during the fire extinguishment.
The elderly, female homeowner has been staying with family and was not at home at the time of the fire. No one else was at the home.