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Fire nearly destroys $1.6 million house off Highland Road

3 years 9 months 5 days ago Sunday, October 11 2020 Oct 11, 2020 October 11, 2020 4:37 PM October 11, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ Staff
Photo: Google Maps; The house before the fire

BATON ROUGE - Officials are investigating a fire at a Highland Road area home with an estimated worth of $1.6 million.

Firefighters were called to the 800 block of Woodgate Boulevard around 10:45 a.m., Sunday.

According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, crews saw heavy smoke coming from the eaves of the two story home when they arrived. When fire crews entered the residence, a large fire was found inside - both in the attic and in a back part of the house.

It took firefighters about 45 minutes to get the blaze under control.  

No injuries were reported.

The cause of this fire is undetermined and remains under investigation.

Investigators said the fire destroyed half the home, with damages amounting to about $700,000.

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