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5-year-old boy starts house fire

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Posted: Jan 16, 2010 12:10 PM by Rachel Frost
Updated: Jan 16, 2010 2:02 PM
Source: WBRZ

  Rating: 3.0 (2 votes)

Topics: house fire, Baton Rouge, fire department, 5-year-old, matches, Red Cross

A family is safe after a fire broke out in their home at 3157 Lake Forest Park in Baton Rouge last night.

Investigators say the fire started when a 5-year old boy was playing with matches.

The fire spread from a closet, to bedrooms, and finally to the attic. The rest of the house sustained heavy smoke damage.

Five people were in the home at the time of the fire, none were harmed.

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