Electrical problem sparks fire that causes thousands in damages

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Fire investigators said an electrical malfunction caused a fire at an apartment complex Wednesday evening.

It happened at the Tiger Park Apartments on Jim Taylor Drive in Tigerland around 8:30 p.m.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported the flames were contained to the rear wall of an apartment.

However, all eight units were on the same electrical main, so the power was shut off to all of the units.

Fire officials said the fire caused about $80,000 in damages.

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