Fire in the Downtown Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Fire crews were working an enormous blaze downtown on St. Phillips Street. You could see the flames towering above the trees, dangerously close to other homes.

Our news crew arrived early on the scene, which was just a few blocks away.

Fire trucks zipped by to get to the incredible and terrifying fire that darted up massively to the sky. There was heavy smoke billowing low to the ground and reaching to the night sky. The smoke was so thick that our news crew could see a trio of fire fighters walking through it, and then disappearing into thin air like a vanishing act before they returned.

There is no word on a cause. There is also no information on if anyone is injured.

A release is expected from the fire detectives during late night Friday or early morning Saturday.

We will keep you updated as new information on this story becomes available.

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