Blaze destroys ArkLaTex wedding venue

Blaze destroys ArkLaTex wedding venue
(KSLA News 12 file photo) (Source: KSLA News 12)

WEBSTER PARISH, La. (KSLA) — A blaze destroyed an ArkLaTex wedding venue.

The fire occurred the afternoon of Wednesday, April 7 at Azalee Plantation in the 2000 block of Harold Montgomery Road in the Webster Parish village of Doyline.

Webster Fire District 3 reports that no one was injured.

Bradley Bates, who lived there with his wife and son, told KSLA News 12 that no one was home at the time of the fire but that they did lose three dogs that were inside.

The house was engulfed in flames by the time someone got there, Bates said.

Authorities have “no idea at this time where it started” in the structure, according to the Fire Department.

As for the cause of the fire, that’s still under investigation at this time.

Authorities are awaiting the state fire marshal’s report to learn more.

There were heavy storms with lightning in the area at the time of the fire, Bates said and Webster Sheriff Jason Parker confirmed.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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