Improperly Discarded Cigarette Causes Fire at Lafayette Garden Apartments

The Scott Fire Department responded to a commercial fire at Lafayette Garden Apartments, located at 900 Provost Street.

Posted: Apr 1, 2021 8:09 AM

The Scott Fire Department responded to a commercial fire at Lafayette Garden Apartments, located at 900 Provost Street.Fire fighters observed a fire on an exterior wall, near the entry door, of a second story apartment. Firefighters were able to quickly bring the fire under control, isolating it to the exterior wall and an adjoinin ginterior bedroom wall. An investigation into the incident revealed the fire to be accidental , caused by an improperly discarded cigarette on the porch area of the second-floor doorway. The second story apartment received moderate fire damage, while the downstairs apartment sustained moderate water damage.Residents of both apartments were relocated, until repairs and cleanup are completed. No injuries were reported.

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