Firefighters battle massive downtown fire

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Posted: Jan 3, 2014 10:20 PM by AE Stevenson, Trey Schmaltz
Updated: Jan 3, 2014 10:20 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: fire, downtown, emergency, closure, cold

BATON ROUGE - Eyewitnesses said homeless people have been staying in a house that burst into flames, sending glowing fire and smoke into the cold night air Friday.

For nearly an hour, crews battled the blaze and had to close some downtown streets, including St. Philip.

Flames shot high into the air, topping trees and was visible from the WBRZ studios blocks away.

Friday night's fire makes as many as a half-dozen that have burned since temperatures took a dive earlier this week.

The fire department will likely release information about this fire sometime Friday night or Saturday. Information about if anyone was inside or injured in the fire was not immediately available. Check back for updates and watch WBRZ News 2 at 6:00 and 10:00 on Saturday for more information.

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