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Massive apartment fire appears to be accidental

1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago October 14, 2016 Oct 14, 2016 Friday, October 14 2016 October 14, 2016 3:13 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - It appears a massive apartment fire that burned two, multi-unit buildings to the ground last week was accidental.

The inferno burned through the Cobblestone apartment complex on Essen Lane just after lunch.  One building was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived and the fire spread to a second building before crews could get a handle on the blaze.  The fire was so intense, nearby businesses and neighboring apartment buildings were evacuated as crews doused the fire. 

It took hours to get the fire under control and fire investigators spent days at the site trying to figure out what caused it.

Friday, just more than a week after the fire, investigators told WBRZ all indications point to the fire being accidental.  A final finding is expected next week.

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