Eric’s Grocery catches fire on North Street

Eric's Grocery catches fire on North Street

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A grocery store on North Street in Baton Rouge caught fire early Thursday morning.

According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, flames broke out in a back storage area of the store around 6:45 a.m. on Jan. 16. Spokesman Curt Monte says the fire was contained to a back storage area.

Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the flames.

Eric's Grocery on North Street caught fire Thursday morning.
Eric's Grocery on North Street caught fire Thursday morning. (Source: WAFB)

Entergy crews were on-hand to monitor power levels to the affected strip mall and surrounding areas as a precaution. Traffic was closed on North Street while crews worked to extinguish the flames.

Monte says they’re thankful the fire happened outside of normal business hours. No injuries were reported.

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