9 units damaged during Florida Blvd. apartment fire
BATON ROUGE - Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that damaged 9 units in a Florida Blvd. apartment building complex on Friday.
According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, firefighters arrived at the scene of the fire at the apartment in the 10000 block of Florida Blvd. to find smoke coming from a downstairs unit. The apartment manager had opened the unit for firefighters, and they were able to gain easy access to begin focusing their efforts on putting out the blaze.
While extinguishing a fire in a downstairs bathroom area, firefighters noticed fire had reached into the upstairs unit. Crews went upstairs to put out the flames, but fire had crept into the unit's attic by the time they arrived.
Three BRFD units were able to contain the fire, which caused fire damage to six units and damage to three units from water and smoke. Additional units were ready to be dispatched to the scene in the event the fire worsened.