At approximately 9PM Sunday evening, January 26, a loud warbling high-low siren could be heard throughout downtown Lake Charles.

Reports came in that the siren was coming from the Lake Charles post of the National Guard on 3rd Avenue.

National Guard Location - Google Earth

Reports from OEP say that the siren was the CAER alarm (Community Awareness Emergency Response), but no emergency has been reported by OSHEP. The siren heard was not the one used for shelter in place alerts. Officials are investigating what caused the alarm to sound. We will have more details as they become available on this station's website and on air.