House destroyed by extension cord fire
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters said a Baton Rouge home was destroyed in an electrical fire which broke out Sunday afternoon.
Mark Miles with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the fire at 4816 Gus Young started just after 3 p.m. BRFD crews said when they arrived smoke was pouring out of the front of the house.
Investigators said they later determined an overloaded extension cord started the fire. The fire started in the living room and spread throughout the house.
Firefighters said the home was a total loss, but nobody was hurt.