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Family beats the heat, misses fire at home

3 years 2 weeks 1 day ago Monday, September 08 2014 Sep 8, 2014 September 08, 2014 7:44 AM September 08, 2014 in News
Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that torched a home in Baton Rouge early Monday morning.

The blaze broke out in the 5700 block of Sumrall just after 4:00 a.m. When firefighters arrived, the home was already full engulfed in flames. By the time it was extinguished, fire and smoke caused over $100,000 worth of damage.

Investigators determined the fire started in the attic but haven't figured out how it started at this time. According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the residents went to stay at a family member's home when the air conditioner went out earlier in the night.

We'll have more information later today on WBRZ News 2 at Noon.

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