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One dead after Wednesday fire at self storage facility

5 years 1 month 2 days ago Thursday, April 26 2018 Apr 26, 2018 April 26, 2018 7:55 AM April 26, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Raquel Derganz Baker

BATON ROUGE- One person is dead after a Wednesday morning business fire.

At 1:14 a.m. firefighters from the Baton Rouge Fire Department and the St. George Fire Department responded to a commercial building fire at Safeguard Self Storage on Coursey Boulevard. At the scene, firefighters found smoke coming from the second floor.

After forcing their way into the building, crews found an unresponsive woman near the stairs on the second floor. The woman was removed from the building and resuscitation measures were performed. She was then transported to the hospital.

Authorities believe the woman was the complex manager who was living in an apartment in the main building. According to a Thursday morning statement, the woman succumbed to her injuries from the fire. 

The fire started in the kitchen. Investigators can't rule out accidental factors at this time.

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