Investigators: Oxygen tank fueled apartment fire

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - 18 people are out of their homes after a two alarm fire on Longridge Ave.

Two apartments were completely engulfed when firefighters arrived just before noon Tuesday.  The fire entered the attic as firefighters worked to contain the blaze and a second alarm was called.

Four additional units were damaged by smoke and water.  Two units were completely destroyed by the fire and two suffered light smoke damage.

No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, but authorities believe that an oxygen tank used by one of the residents helped fuel the fire.

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