Family homeless since flood starts fire in abandoned house
CENTRAL – A family left homeless after the flood sparked a fire while trying to take cover from morning rain Wednesday.
The fire department told WBRZ News 2 reporter Brett Buffington, the family was living in a tent and went looking for shelter in an old, abandoned home. The fire started just before 11 a.m. Wednesday.
When firefighters got to the scene, they found a wheelchair bound mother, and her son. The two told the rescuers, the son was using a propane grill inside the abandoned home to cook lunch when the fire started. Firefighters believe that grill is to blame for the blaze.
The Red Cross has been called in to help the two.
The fire was on Dyer Road near the Comite River.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Metro Council discusses renaming more than a dozen streets named in honor...
City blockades Tigerland construction site amid viral videos of partygoers falling into...
Man living in tent talks to WBRZ, explains living situation
Lawmakers drastically increase fine for littering in East Baton Rouge
Deadlines approaching fast; Christmas donations still needed for kids in need
QB Max Johnson plans to transfer from LSU
WATCH: New LSU coach Brian Kelly arrives in Baton Rouge
High school coaches give Brian Kelly advice on how to tackle recruiting...
See the contract to get Brian Kelly as the new LSU Football...
Fans share their excitement about new LSU head coach Brian Kelly