BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - No one was home during a house fire Wednesday evening on Parkoaks Dr., but a cat and a dog were rescued from the home by neighbors and firefighters.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department and the St. George Fire Department responded to the call Wednesday around 6 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find the rear porch of the house on fire. Officials say the fire extended into the attic before they could extinguish it.
A neighbor was able to rescue the family's dog and the family's cat was rescued by firefighters.
Officials also say the fire was more challenging to extinguish due to high winds in the area. There is no word yet on how the fire started, but foul play is not suspected.