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Voting precinct moved because of school fire

8 months 1 week 3 days ago Saturday, October 14 2017 Oct 14, 2017 October 14, 2017 9:26 AM October 14, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A voting precinct will change locations today because of a school fire.

"Due to a fire, precincts 1-55 A and B at Christa McAuliffe, 12000 Goodwood Blvd., have been relocated to Twin Oaks Elementary at 819 Trammell Dr.  Precincts are open now," Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesperson Curt Monte wrote in a news release.

The fire was later determined to have started due to an electrical issue, according to BRFD. The fire started at an electrical outlet where a coffee pot was plugged in. 

Firefighters found one classroom in the rear of the campus engulfed in flames, according to BRFD. 

Firefighters contained the fire to the one classroom at the Christa McAuliffe Center.

The hallway and two other classrooms received smoke and water damage. The total pre-indicated loss of property is $200,000.

Voting was taking place at the time of the fire, according to BRFD. The building was evacuated, and no injuries have been reported, according to BRFD. 

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