Fire destroys 12 units of apartment complex

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An early morning blaze at a Baton Rouge apartment complex left those who live there searching for a place to stay.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department said it happened at the Cambridge Apartments on Bob Pettit Boulevard in Tigerland around 12:30 a.m.

According to fire fighters, flames were shooting through the roof when they rolled up.

Investigators said the two-alarm blaze was caused by a pot left unattended on a stove.

One person was taken to the hospital with burns, but is expected to be okay.

In all, 12 units were destroyed and the whole building had to be shut down.

Officials said six apartments upstairs were damaged by fire, while six below suffered heavy water damage.

There are 30 apartments in the complex.

The Red Cross responded to the scene to help residents find places to stay.

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