BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge and St. George Firefighters are currently investigating an apartment fire that took place early Sunday morning. The fire happened at the Hampton Court Apartments on Drusilla Lane just after 4:30 am.
When firefighters arrived on the scene they noticed smoke coming from inside the building. They were able to locate the fire in a wall near the heating unit of a down stairs apartment. The fire reached the attic before firefighters could extinguish it. Crews had to remove sheet rock from the wall and cut a hole into the roof to keep the fire from spreading further.
Of the eight apartments in the building, three of them received fire damage, four had water damage and all eight had smoke damage. One Baton Rouge Firefighter was hospitalized after sustaining a leg injury.