Castlewood Dr. home destroyed by fire

Castlewood Dr. home destroyed by fire

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating a fire that destroyed a home on Castlewood Drive overnight.

The fire started just before midnight in the 800 block of Castlewood Dr.

According to officials, two residents who were in the home at the time of the fire began smelling smoke and heard crackling noises. When they exited the home, they saw flames coming from the eave of the home.

When firefighters arrived, the roof was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters managed to keep the fire from spreading to neighboring homes, but the home where the fire started was a total loss.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined and is currently under investigation.

Red Cross was called to assist the residents.

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