SCOTT — A disoriented man who could not climb out of his burning home was rescued by his wife, who authorities said pulled him through a window after she safely made it outside.
Katherine Carmouche discovered her carport and living room were on fire shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday at the family’s home at 204 Lebesque Road, authorities said.
Scott Fire Chief Chad Sonnier said the fire was burning through the roof and, “unable to exit through any door, she awoke her family (husband, daughter and granddaughter) and escaped through a bedroom window.”
Once outside, the woman realized her husband, Emery, was still inside and “frantically began to call his name at the window,” Sonnier said. Disoriented, the man could not climb to safety by himself so she pulled him outside.
An investigation is ongoing, but officials believe the fire was started accidentally. The home was a total loss, Sonnier said.
Two vehicles, in the carport and driveway were also destroyed.
Firefighters from Lafayette, Carencro and Duson assisted the Scott Fire Department in battling the blaze, which fire officials said took 40 minutes to extinguish.
Alton Trahan, a spokesman for the Lafayette Fire Department, said the fire originated under the carport but the cause remains undetermined.