Prejean Drive Apartments Detroyed By Fire
Sunday night the Lake Charles Fire Dept. responded to a call about an apartment complex on fire on Prejean Street. When firefighters from fire station #5 arrived, most of the Place Vendome Apartments were already ablaze. The good news is, there was no injuries or loss of life. The homes were vacant at the time of the fire.
Sadly, empty Place Vendome are one of several multifamily apartments complexes throughout the city to be condemned. Thousands of Lake Charles residents living in section 8 housing, apartments, duplexes and condos have been displaced to neighboring cities. Hurricane Laura and Delta damaged hundreds of community living complexes beyond repair, forcing the city housing authority/property owners to condemn the homes.
So far, there's been no word on how the Prejean Street apartments caught fire. An investigation on the incident is in progress.
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