BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating a one alarm fire that began in the early afternoon on Wednesday.
Fire crews were called to 48th Street in response to a one alarm house fire around noon. First responders were able to knock the fire down in just under an hour.
Investigators do not know what sparked the fire, but officials say that the fire started in the rear of the house, but spread to the front room as the firefighters were working on extinguishing the blaze.
No one was home, and the house did not have gas or electricity services.
The house received fire and smoke damage totaling about $60,000.