House fire displaces 7 people

Braddock St. Fire

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Seven people are without a home after theirs caught fire Wednesday afternoon.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened on Braddock Street near Howard Street just before 4 p.m.

Officials said the four people inside at the time all made it out safely.

Mark Miles with BRFD said smoke was billowing from the back of the house when firefighters arrived on the scene.

He added the fire started in the back bedroom of the home and the flames were contained to that area, but they did spread into the attic.

According to Miles, the damage to the home was moderate. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Red Cross was called out to assist the family.

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