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Fire destroys home where 10 people lived

Only charred remains were visible once firefighters got the blaze extinguished. Only charred remains were visible once firefighters got the blaze extinguished.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Fire officials said 10 people are in need of a place to live after their home caught fire when they weren't there Thursday morning.

The St. George Fire Department said the fire sparked at a house in the 8800 block of Pecue Lane in Baton Rouge around 10:15 a.m. A passerby saw the house was on fire and called 911.

A spokesperson said it took more than 20 firefighters, four fire engines and a ladder truck to put out the fire. It was declared under control just before 11 a.m.

Officials said the home where four adults and six children lived is a total loss. No one was home at the time. The Red Cross was called out to assist them.

Pecue was closed in both directions until just before 1 p.m. because hoses had to be strung across the road and because of all of the emergency vehicles involved.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

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