Kel’s Custom Classics car restoration shop catches fire; 5 people escape building

Kel’s Custom Classics car restoration shop catches fire; 5 people escape building

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A restoration shop for classic cars in Baton Rouge caught fire Tuesday afternoon.

Officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to Kel’s Custom Classics just before 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14. The shop is located at 12233 S Choctaw Dr. BRFD says five people were inside the building when the fire started, but all were able to escape unharmed.

Officials say the fire started accidentally. When firefighters got there, they saw smoke coming from the building. Because it’s a metal building, BRFD says the fire was contained inside, but consumed most of the building.

The fire was brought under control around 2:30 p.m.

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