2 injured, 7 displaced following house fire on Greenwell St.

7 people displaced, 2 injured in early morning house fire on Greenwell Street

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A family of seven is without a home after flames engulfed their house Thursday morning.

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a house fire on Greenwell Street that left at least four people displaced on January 7, 2021.
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a house fire on Greenwell Street that left at least four people displaced on January 7, 2021. (Source: Brandon Shackelford)

Crews say they arrived at the scene in the 7400 block of Greenwell Street around 9:15 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7 to find a home and three vehicles ablaze.

Four residents were home at the time of the fire and were evacuated from the home with the help of a neighbor, firefighters say.

“Thank God we had our neighbor outside looking, just being a good neighbor because me just waking up, being diluted from sleep, I couldn’t do much,” said Robert Rogers, one of the family members at home during the fire.

Two adults were taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries, according to the fire department. Officials say the home is considered a total loss.

Investigators say a neighboring home received some heat damage from the flames but firefighters were able to stop the fire before it entered the home neighboring.

Firefighters from both District Six and Baton Rouge Fire Departments battled this blaze. Authorities say four people are now homeless following Wednesday’s fire.

“We provided for our home, it wasn’t everything but it was the best we could and it’s gone now,” Rogers said. So it’s pretty much nothing else we can do. Just a hope, wish and a prayer that someone would sit down and listen and understand the problem.”

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