Baker businesses damaged in early morning fire

BAKER, LA (WAFB) - Baker firefighters were busy Saturday morning after responding to a building fire on Groom Rd.  The fire happened at Rose's Florist and Gift shop and the I H Tax Service building in Baker around 5:30 am.

Firefighters arrived on the scene to find heavy fire and smoke in the building.  They were able to get the fire under control quickly but the building still suffered heavy fire damage. Investigators believe the fire was caused by a lightning strike.

The building was not occupied at the time of the fire, no injuries were reported.

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.