Chimney fire burns house on Christmas morning
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters were able to control a fire that burned up a chimney and into the attic of a home on Camellia Avenue in the Garden District Thursday.
The family said they had a party Wednesday night and watched the fire burn out but awoke to flames burning from the chimney and parts of the roof Christmas morning. Fire officials said the fire caused about $25 thousand in damage. No one was hurt.
The family said they are staying with family temporarily and were able to salvage most Christmas gifts.
The fire department said chimney fires are a sad reminder that fire places should be cleaned and inspected every winter.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Baton Rouge woman dies after cosmetic surgery in Miami
3-year-old toddler found after being reported missing Friday
State rep pushing for more ferry crossings to alleviate morning traffic
Gun stolen from inside of a Baker police officer's home
Livingston sheriff hosts annual Christmas Crusade to help families in need