Latest Weather Blog
Officials investigating cause of fire that destroyed vacant home off Florida Boulevard Saturday morning
BATON ROUGE - Officials are investigating what caused a fire that destroyed a home off Florida Boulevard Saturday morning.
According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, firefighters responded to a vacant house on Waverland Drive, in a neighborhood just off Florida and Sherwood Forest Boulevards, around 10:45 a.m. Saturday.
Crews arrived to find smoke billowing out from the house. They couldn't make their way into the home because of "the amount of stuff" inside, so the flames had to be extinguished from the outside.
Photos show heavy smoke filling the air above the home and a large crane working to put the fire out from above.
The fire was eventually contained and didn't spread to any neighboring homes, according to the department.
No one was at the house when the fire broke out, and the owner told fire officials they were using it for storage. It's considered a total loss.
Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the fire.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Suspected gunman found hiding in woods after day-long manhunt in Zachary
Officer Shawn Kelly dies in hospital weeks after shootout at Denham Springs...
Daughter of LSU legend Billy Cannon sends dazzling gift to Kim Mulkey...
Deputies seize more than 3,000 fentanyl pills after months-long investigation into huge...
Nearly 40 rounds fired during drive-by shooting captured on camera
LSU baseball prepares for NCAA Regional play
LSU, Tulane to meet in first round of Baton Rouge Regional as...
LSU president reminisces during team trip to DC
Southern baseball sweeps Arkansas-Pine Bluff to finish out regular season
A candid conversation with Kim Mulkey - Watch the half-hour special on...