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Highland Road near Lee shut down while Baton Rouge fire crews fight blaze; house considered total loss

2 months 4 days 7 hours ago Friday, April 19 2024 Apr 19, 2024 April 19, 2024 12:52 PM April 19, 2024 in News

BATON ROUGE - Police have shut down a portion of Highland Road east of Lee Drive so firefighters can fight a blaze.

The closure covers about a four-block stretch of Highland between Lee and the University Acres neighborhood. A part of a home on the south side of the street is on fire.

According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the house is considered to be a total loss. No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

The fire was reported from the 5500 block of Highland.

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