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Overloaded extension cord causes house fire

3 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, April 04 2015 Apr 4, 2015 April 04, 2015 4:04 PM April 04, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Caroline McDougall

BATON ROUGE - Fire officials are investigating a house fire caused by an overloaded extension cord.

Fire damaged the hall, attic and front porch of a home on 1870 Birch St. around 2:20 p.m. Saturday. The rest of the home sustained smoke damange according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department

Investigators believe the overloaded extension cord was powering a space heater.

Fire officials say three people lived in the house, but no one was injured.

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