A Sunday morning fire has caused considerable damage to a house in the 4800 block of Camellia Lane in Bossier City.  

Firefighters got the call just before 8 a.m. and arrived to find flames coming from the rear of the house and heavy smoke pouring from the eaves.

The fire quickly spread to the attic and firefighters were hampered in their ability to get to the flames because of several items stored in the garage near the attic access door.  There was also a subfloor inside the attic and that, too, made it more difficult for them to get to the fire.  Once they were finally able to get into the attic, they were able to knock the fire down in just a few minutes.

The person living in the house was able to get out safely but a pet dog died, despite efforts by firefighters to revive it with oxygen.

Cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Several hours earlier, Bossier City firefighters were called to a house fire in the 1300 block of Parkway Circle.  When they got there, they found heavy flames coming through the roof of the single-story, wood-frame house.  It took them about 30 minutes to bring that fire under control.  The fire was so hot that it damaged some of the siding on the house next door.  Nobody was home at the time.  Investigators are still trying to determine the cause.