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Home valued at $1.5M a total loss in fire

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Posted: Oct 24, 2012 4:01 PM by Russell Jones
Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department

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Topics: baton rouge, million, dollar, home, fire, destroyed, loss, rue bienvenue

BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a million-dollar Baton Rouge home is a total loss after a fire this afternoon.

Curt Monte with Baton Rouge Fire said the fire at the home on Rue Bienvenue was already into the roof when they arrived. They estimated the home to be worth $1.5 million.

Two people were inside, but got out unharmed. Monte also said firefighters rescued the family's cat.

Monte said they believe the fire started in the rear of the home, but don't know exactly what caused it yet.

News 2 crews are on the scene and will have more information as it becomes available.

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