Fire destroys 1 condo and damages 3 others, 9 people displaced - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Fire destroys 1 condo and damages 3 others, 9 people displaced

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities said nine people are looking for a new place to stay after a condo fire late Friday night.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened at the Beau Chene Condos on West Lee Drive just before 11 p.m.

Curt Monte with BRFD said firefighters reported an upstairs condo in a four-plex was totally engulfed in flames when they arrived on the scene.

He added the flames spread to the attic before it could be brought under control, which took almost an hour.

According to Monte, the unit where the fire started is considered a total loss, while the other three have smoke and water damage.

Investigators said they have not yet determined the cause of the fire, but they do not suspect foul play.

Monte said the owner of the building is helping the residents find other housing and the Red Cross was also called in to assist.

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