Acadian Ambulance medic Lyla Trahan, left, and Eunice Police Detective Robert Brickley attempt to revive Lil’ Dude rescued from a fire on South Aymond Street Tuesday. The dog died, but had the full attention of his rescue team, which also included medic Matthew Lege and Eunice Police Officer Buddy Dupre. The fire is being investigated as an burglary-arson event. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)
Acadian Ambulance medic Matthew Lege carries a dog out of a house fire at 141 S. Aymond St., Eunice, on Tuesday afternoon. Medics and police attempted to revive the dog, which was still alive when pulled from the smoky house. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)
A house fire at 141 South Aymond is being investigated as a burglary turned into an arson, according to Brandt Thompson, state Fire Marshal deputy chief.
The fire was reported at 1:39 p.m. Tuesday and by 3:59 Fire Chief Mike Arnold was contacted that it was possible arson and burglary.
There was no one home at the time fire.
The house was occupied by Richard “Keith” Deaville, his wife, Carlene, and daughter, Courtney.