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St. George Fire Dept: Lapse in attention causes one-alarm fire

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The St. George Fire Department said a lapse in attention began a one-alarm fire on Seven Pines on Friday afternoon.

According to first responders, the fire began at about 1:00 p.m. when a man took his attention away from food that was cooking.

Byron Lewis, a resident at the home, explained that he tried to fight the fire as soon as it started.

"I was trying to get the fire out myself, so I ran to the back with my hosepipe," said Lewis. "My hosepipe has numerous holes, so it wasn’t just shooting directly. I busted the window, and didn’t feel any cuts due to the adrenaline."

One of the home’s residents suffered a non-fire related injury and was treated at an area hospital.

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