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Overnight fire destroys apartment building

3 years 4 months 3 weeks ago July 11, 2013 Jul 11, 2013 Thursday, July 11 2013 July 11, 2013 7:25 AM in News

BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators in Baton Rouge are trying to figure out what sparked a blaze early Thursday morning that destroyed an apartment building.

St. George and Baton Rouge firefighters were dispatched to the apartment on Stern Ave. around 2:17am.

It took crews over an hour to get the blaze under control. While battling the fire the roof collapsed.

Investigators say of the four apartments, only one appeared to be occupied and no one was home at the time of the fire.

The building is considered a total loss.

The cause remains under investigation.

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