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Fire destroys old mechanic shop, cause remains under investigation

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

Authorities said it took firefighters about two hours to get a building fire under control late Thursday night.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened on Florida Street near North 25th Street just before 11 p.m.

Mark Miles, spokesman for BRFD, said the cause of the fire has not been determined, but foul play is not suspected.

He added the building, which looked like an old mechanic shop no longer being used, is considered a total loss due to the fire.

According to Miles, firefighters reported seeing flames shooting from the back of the building when they arrived on the scene.

He said they were able to get the fire under control just before 1 a.m.

No injuries were reported.

The investigation is ongoing.

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