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The victim of the house fire has been identified as 22-year-old Brock Johnson of Lafayette. He was home with his mother, stepfather, siblings and other relatives when the fire started.

Posted: Dec 11, 2020 8:14 PM

Lafayette, LA – On Dec. 10 at 8:38 p.m., Lafayette Fire Department received several calls reporting a house on fire in the 200 block of St. Benjamin Drive with someone possibly trapped inside.

Firefighters arrived on scene within five minutes of being dispatched. The flames were escaping through a front bedroom window and igniting two vehicles under the carport.

The occupants of the dwelling confirmed to firefighters that someone was inside the house. Emergency crews entered the dwelling to conduct search and rescue operations. A male victim was found in the bedroom. Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire within twenty minutes. The home and two vehicles sustained heavy fire damage.

The victim of the house fire has been identified as 22-year-old Brock Johnson of Lafayette. He was home with his mother, stepfather, siblings and other relatives when the fire started.

According to the family members, Mr. Johnson was in his room when they heard a loud boom sound. As they went to see where the sound came from, they noticed his bedroom was on fire. Attempts to get him out were unsuccessful. The cause of death is being investigated by the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office.

Lafayette fire investigators are examining the scene with the assistance of Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office and Lafayette Police Department. Investigators determined the fire originated in the bedroom of the deceased.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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