An overnight fire destroys a two story brick home in Tennyson Oaks. The alarm system alerted the fire department around 12:30 this morning.
The home is at 6139 Tennyson Oaks Lane and is near the front entrance off Jackson Street to the upscale subdivision. The home belongs to the Charles Watkins family and they were home. Larry King, Alexandria Fire Prevention, says Mrs. Watkins was treated for smoke inhalation.
The cause of the fire is still unknown and is under investigation. The parish fire department assisted in fighting the blaze.
King says smoke alarms in the house alerted the family and saved their lives. Watkins and his wife were the only people home at the time.
KLAX ABC 31 News 10/31/14