Toddler seriously hurt in house fire Friday, now in stable condition
BATON ROUGE - A toddler who was critically injured in a house fire last week is expected to survive, fire officials said Monday.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department said the blaze happened at a home on North 25th Street near Jefferson Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Firefighters arrived at the scene to find heavy smoke billowing from the home. Upon entry to the home, they found and rescued the toddler from a bedroom.
The child was transported to a hospital in critical condition. Officials said Monday that the child was in stable condition.
Another child was also brought to a hospital to treat injuries sustained while trying to re-enter the home and rescue the toddler, according to the fire department.
Six people lived in the home, but fire officials said it's unclear how many were present at the time of the fire. The Red Cross was contacted to assist the displaced residents.
Crews were able to contain the flames to the hallway and one bedroom, but the rest of the house received over $100,000 in smoke and water damage.
The cause of the fire is currently unknown, though investigators do not suspect foul play at this time.