BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A fire at the Crossland Hotel has been attributed to clothes burning a stairway, according to Baton Rouge Fire Department.
Officials responded to the 11100 block of Boardwalk Dr. in the Sherwood Forest area of Baton Rouge at around 10 a.m. Sunday for a building fire.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find fire in the rear staircase of the building. Officials say the fire was contained to the outside of the building.
A fire investigator determined someone setting clothes on fire in the stairway started the blaze.
Estimated damage is $50,000.