Fire breaks out at Eric's Grocery on North Street
BATON ROUGE - Early Thursday morning, the Baton Rouge Fire Department rushed to a reported fire at Eric's Grocery, which is in a strip mall on North Street, near North Acadian Thruway.
Firefighters pulled up at about 6:47 a.m. and discovered flames in the grocery's storage area. They breached a side door, got into the building and quickly squelched the flames.
The remainder of the store sustained smoke damage and resulted in damages that totaled to about $100,000.
Other stores in the strip mall were safe from flames, but some did receive light smoke damage.
Investigators say the cause of the fire appears to have been related to an electrical issue.