BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Officials are investigating what caused an apartment fire that killed a woman early Wednesday morning, but they said the two-alarm fire was unintentional and foul play is not suspected.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported the fire started at an apartment complex on North Carrollton Avenue around 1 a.m. The victim's name has not been released.
Mark Miles with BRFD said the second floor of the building was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters made it to the scene. It took nearly an hour to get it under control.
According to investigators, once firemen were able to put out the fire, they found a woman's body inside the apartment where the fire started.
Authorities said eight people safely escaped the fire, but the building has heavy fire, smoke and water damage.
The investigation is ongoing.
The Red Cross responded to help those displaced by the fire.