Neighbors rescue homeowner from burning house

Neighbors rescue homeowner from burning house

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A homeowner is alive after being rescued from a burning house by neighbors Sunday evening.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened at a home on North 39th Street near Jefferson Avenue just before 7:45 p.m.

Mark Miles with BRFD said the rescued homeowner was treated at the scene by EMS, but was not taken to the hospital. He added a second person in the home also made it out safely.

Firefighters said smoke was billowing from the back of the house when they arrived on the scene and upon entry, that's where they found the fire.

According to officials, firemen were able to keep the flames from spreading beyond the rear of the home, but the rest of the house has heavy fire and smoke damage.

Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire, but said foul play is not suspected.

The Red Cross was called to assist the family.

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