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Christmas Tree mishap burns Baton Rouge home

1 year 11 months 2 weeks ago December 22, 2014 Dec 22, 2014 Monday, December 22 2014 December 22, 2014 7:41 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - Firefighters believe an electrical malfunction between some Christmas lights and the electrical socket at a home in the Broadmoor area sparked a fire Monday evening.

Emergency crews were dispatched to a house on Carolyn Sue about 5 p.m. They found the family's Christmas Tree in the living room of the home ablaze.

The homeowner told firefighters a child plugged the tree in and then another child noticed something spark. The child unplugged the tree and their babysitter evacuated the house.

The fire was contained to the living room but there was smoke damage throughout the home.
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