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Fire causes heavy damage to 1 duplex, minor damage to 2 others

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Fire investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire at a duplex early Wednesday morning.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened on Lavinia Street just before 1 a.m.

Mark Miles with BRFD said flames were shooting out of one unit when firefighters arrived on the scene. The unit was believed to be vacant, but firemen discovered a homeless person had been living there.

Miles added the fire was mainly contained to the unit where it started, but flames did spread to two nearby duplexes and caused minimal damage. It took about 20 minutes to get the fire under control.

No injuries were reported. Officials said the building that caught fire had significant damage.

The Red Cross was also notified to help the families in the other units if they needed it.

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