House fire in Sarepta leaves woman hospitalized

Andrea Bass expected to recover

A major house fire in Sarepta Friday morning left a woman in serious condition.

According to a report from KSLA, firefighters from the Sarepta Fire District 5 engaged a house fire on Thomas Street around 4:30 Friday morning. Firefighters kicked in the door and found a woman lying on the ground suffering from the effects of inhaling smoke.

The Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office said Andrea Bass suffered significant burns to a portion of her body. She was airlifted to University Health from a nearby baseball field. Family members told KSLA that Bass is expected to pull through.

The fire marshal has yet to declare the official cause of the fire as of this writing. Sarepta Fire Chief Billy Dorsey said he noticed several electric heating units on the floor as well as a gas stove burner that had been left on, probably also for heat.

Two minors were also inside the house when it caught fire but managed to escape unharmed.

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