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One dead following busy night for BR firefighters

1 year 8 months 1 week ago March 25, 2015 Mar 25, 2015 Wednesday, March 25 2015 March 25, 2015 7:33 AM in News
Source: BRPD
By: Hunter Robinson

BATON ROUGE - A woman was killed in an apartment fire early Wednesday morning, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Firefighters were called to the complex in the 800 block of North Carrollton just after 1 a.m. When they arrived on scene, the complex was "fully involved" in flames.

Once the fire was extinguished, crews located the body of a woman in the apartment believed to be the source of the blaze. The victim's identity has not been released.

The cause of the fire is unknown at the time of this post. The investigation is ongoing.

The fire occurred near the complex where a large blaze torched more than 30 units and caused more than $2 million in damage four years ago. There were no injuries in that fire.

That was not the only blaze firefighters battled in Baton Rouge overnight Tuesday.

A family of 11 was displaced after a fire at their duplex on Skysail. Everyone made it out safely thanks to a working smoke detector. Investigators determined a heater malfunction to be the cause.

Firefighters also battled a third fire on La Margie Avenue. According to officials, the homeowner left a something cooking while he took a shower. He was treated for smoke inhalation.

The Red Cross is currently assisting 30 residents impacted by the three fires, including some children.

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