Family of 7 safely escapes early morning house fire

Family of 7 escapes early morning house fire

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Firefighters responded to a house fire in Baton Rouge early Tuesday morning.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened on Wilmot Street near Elm Drive before 5 a.m.

Fire officials said a family of seven safely escaped the flames and smoke.

Curt Monte with BRFD said investigators determined the fire was caused by an overloaded electrical outlet in a bedroom. He added the flames were contained to that one room, but there is smoke damage throughout the home.

Red Cross was called out to assist the family.

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