One injured escaping blaze at Catherine Street home
BATON ROUGE – Paramedics rushed a patient to the hospital after they were injured escaping a blaze at a home Sunday morning.
A Baton Rouge Fire Department official said the fire in the 10500 block of Catherine Street started around 2 a.m. because of an electrical short in a bathroom.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find fire in the bathroom and bedroom of the home.
Two people were inside during the blaze, according to officials. One resident was injured while escaping. Sources said the patient suffered non life-threatening burns. They were transported to a local hospital.
Firefighters said the fire was quickly extinguished. The Red Cross was called to assist the residents.
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