BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Investigators are looking into a fire that consumed a duplex on Skysail Ave. Saturday afternoon.
The St. George Fire Department says the fire started just after noon on the unoccupied side of the duplex. Investigators say no one was living at the duplex and it was not connected to any electrical meter. Firefighters had the blaze under control in about 30 minutes, but the building was deemed a total loss.
"I lost everything. This is all I've got. I ain't even been here three weeks. I just need something done because you've got somewhere to sleep, my family don't," said Jerome Ducre, victim of the fire.
No injuries were reported in this incident. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.