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House catches fire just minutes into new year

Source: Neighbor Source: Neighbor

Witnesses said fire gutted a home just moments after New Year's Day began in a neighborhood that had lots of fireworks going off at the time.

It happened on Bristoe Avenue near Godfrey Drive in the O'Neal Place subdivision in Baton Rouge around 12:30 a.m.

Witnesses said the homeowners were not home at the time, but were in the neighborhood.

The East Side Fire Department is investigating the fire. Crews from St. George, Central and District 6 also responded to the fire.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation Thursday afternoon.

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