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St. George firefighters trace apartment fire source to clothes dryer

10 months 2 days 3 hours ago December 22, 2015 Dec 22, 2015 Tuesday, December 22 2015 December 22, 2015 2:25 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

BATON ROUGE - St. George Fire Department firefighters put out a fire at an apartment complex that started in the laundry room late Tuesday morning.

St. George FD said they were dispatched to the Oakleigh Apartments on Perkins Road at 11:50 a.m. in regards to a possible apartment fire. They were called to the scene by a resident who reported the fire had started in a clothes dryer.

The first unit arrived at 11:57 a.m., and the fire was declared under control at 12:05 p.m. St. George firefighters said there were no injuries in connection with the apartment fire.

Investigators said the fire did not extend beyond the laundry room due to the speed with which the resident called 911 to report the fire and the rapid response of the St. George Fire Department.

Damage from the fire was limited to the laundry room where there was smoke damage along with some water damage. Investigators determined the fire was accidental, originating in the clothes dryer of the apartment.

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