House fire started after man drove into gas meter
BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a house fire on Wednesday morning that was started after a man ran into a gas meter.
The fire was deemed accidental after the homeowner left for work in his truck and ran forward into a gas meter on the home. The meter started burning and spread to the Leonidas Drive home causing an estimated $25,000 worth of damage.
Entergy shut off the gas line that was still burning when they arrived on scene. There are no reports of injuries.