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Explosion starts one-alarm house fire in Baton Rouge neighborhood

(Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department) (Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

An explosion set off a one-alarm house fire in a Baton Rouge neighborhood on Thursday morning.

Firefighters were called to the scene on Major Oak Drive about 10:45 a.m.

The home owner told investigators that the fire was started when a burning piece of rope fell to the home's garage floor. The rope continued to burn near a gas can, eventually causing an explosion that started a fire near the back of the garage.

Responders were able to get the fire under control in about 40 minutes, but not before it was able to do $85,000 worth of fire and smoke damage to the home.

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