Baton Rouge man starts house fire after using lighter to look under bed

Baton Rouge man starts house fire after using lighter to look under bed

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man lit half his home on fire after using a lighter to look under his bed early Saturday.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department got a call at about 1:31 a.m. about the house fire on Washington Avenue near N. Foster Drive.

The homeowner unintentionally lit his bed on fire while using a lighter to look under it.

Not realizing this, he had left the room and returned to find the entire bed in flames.

BRFD said 50 percent of the home was involved in the fire by the time crews arrived at the house.

Firefighters extinguished the fire and there were no reported injuries.

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