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Firefighters responding to large house fire near Government Street

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BATON ROUGE - A home just off Government Street was engulfed in flames after it caught fire Wednesday afternoon.

Fire investigators said an overloaded power strip sparked the fire that demolished the two-story home at the corner of Wisteria Street and S. 17th Street around 1 p.m.

Firefighters said one resident was hurt during the fire and was taken to the hospital. 

The Red Cross was called to help the four displaced occupants. 

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