Early morning fire breaks out at Dearman's soda shop
BATON ROUGE- Fire crews responded to a fire at Dearman's restaurant on Jefferson Highway early Tuesday morning.
According to BRFD spokesman Curt Monte, the fire broke out in a back storage room of the restaurant around 2 a.m. Saint George and Baton Rouge fire crews both responded to the scene.
Authorities believe that the blaze caused about $300,000 worth of damage to the building and an additional $200,000 worth of damage to the contents inside. No injuries were reported.
Several of the surrounding businesses also suffered smoke damage from the blaze. Authorities are still looking into what caused the fire, but foul play is not suspected.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Giving Tuesday kicks off with '225 Give' campaign to support local nonprofits
Tuesday's public visitation for former LSU football star, businessman Ruffin Rodrigue
Stolen truck slams into North Street business
Baton Rouge's first overnight freeze of the season
Sunday Journal with Ann-Raleigh Murthy
LSU loses its wide receiver shortly before game against Crimson Tide
Port Allen advances to 2nd round after huge win over Pine
U High has no problems with Evangel Christian in first round
Belaire making 1st playoff appearance in 17 years Friday
Southeastern women blow out Alcorn State on opening day of college basketball...