Firefighters responded to a call about 10:15 p.m. Nov. 20 of a house fire in progress at 8843 Flower Hill Road off La. 66.
West Feliciana Parish Fire Protection District 1 responded within minutes, along with fire trucks from Elm Park, Hardwood, Solitude and Weyanoke, Fire Chief James Wood said.
Though the blaze was extinguished quickly, firefighters remained on scene for more than an hour putting out “hot spots” and picking up equipment.
Wood said the owners of the house were returning home when they discovered the fire and called 911.
The home suffered structural damage estimated at more than $60,000 and its contents have been considered a total loss, Wood said.
The American Red Cross has provided assistance to the family, he said.
According to the preliminary investigation, the blaze was started by an electrical short in a bedroom.
However, a final report on the exact cause of the fire is expected in coming weeks, Wood said.