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House fire started after man drove into gas meter

2 months 22 hours 15 minutes ago October 05, 2016 Oct 5, 2016 Wednesday, October 05 2016 October 05, 2016 11:51 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

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.

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