Home destroyed in late night house fire

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Red Cross is helping a family who lost everything in an overnight house fire.  The fire happened around midnight in the 11000 block of Pecan Grove Ct.

Firefighters say the fire was burning through the roof near the garage of the home when they arrived on the scene.  All of the occupants managed to get out safely.  The house is considered a total loss.  A home next door also suffered minor heat damage. There is no word on how the fire started.  The investigation is ongoing.

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