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Firefighter transported to hospital after crews battle with motel fire

10 months 5 days 3 hours ago Saturday, June 13 2020 Jun 13, 2020 June 13, 2020 3:08 PM June 13, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - The Fountain Motel on Airline Highway caught fire Saturday morning. 

Around 9:30 a.m. the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to 9201 Airline Hwy. in reference to a building in flames.

When firefighters arrived they found smoke coming out of the building.

According to a report, fire crews "battled" to put out the fire to prevent the blaze from spreading to other rooms. 

The motel received heavy water and smoke damage. One firefighter was transported to a local hospital, where he/she is being treated for their non-life threatening injuries. 

The cause of the fire was electrical. 

Entergy, EMS, and the Baton Rouge Police Department were also on scene.  

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