BRFD: Electrical short sparks house fire on Wesson Street
BATON ROUGE- Emergency crews responded to a house fire Tuesday night.
The incident occurred around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 9400 block of Wesson Street.
According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the fire was caused by an electrical short in the attic. The fire was contained in about 20 minutes with help from St. George.
One person was in the home at the time of the fire, but was able to escape without injuries.
The total estimated damage to the home is valued at $75,000. Red Cross was called to assist.