Baton Rouge apartment fire destroys unit

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Just before 4 p.m. Saturday, the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a call on North 23rd Street to find a two-story, three unit structure engulfed in flames.

Investigators said it started because combustibles were too close an open flame.

The unit that caught fire has been considered a total loss. The other two units also sustained some smoke damage.

The building is a group home. Red Cross also responded to the call.

Damage is estimated at $15,000. There were no reported injuries.

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