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Fire alarm alerts two residents to Sunday morning house fire

3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago Sunday, September 27 2020 Sep 27, 2020 September 27, 2020 11:02 PM September 27, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - Fire crews respond to house fire off Capital Heights Avenue on Sunday.

Around 9 a.m., the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the 600 block of Longwood Drive located off Capital Heights Ave.

When firefighters arrived on scene they found heavy smoke coming from the rear of the home.

Two occupants were able to exit safely from the residence after being alerted by a home smoke detector.

Flames were found in the ceiling of the rear of the structure and were quickly extinguished. Even though fire crews were able to contain the fire to the rear of the home, the rest of the home received smoke damage. 

The cause of the fire was an electrical malfunction. Red Cross was called to assist the residents.

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