Electrical fire potentially displaces 13

Electrical fire potentially displaces 13
St. George Fire Department (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An electrical fire has possibly left 13 people without a place to live, according to investigators.

The St. George Fire Department reported firefighters were called out to a four-plex on Rush Avenue, which is off Gardere Lane, around 8:15 a.m.

Eldon Ledoux with SGFD said crews found a smoldering fire in the attic of a second floor unit and put it out.

He added six adults and seven children may be displaced because of the fire.

He also said after an investigator determined the fire was caused by an electrical problem, power was cut off to the unit with the fire and the one below it.

The Red Cross was contacted to help those living in the units.

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