BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Fire investigators are working to find what caused a fire that destroyed a home and damaged a vehicle Wednesday afternoon.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened on Baird Drive, which is not far from Highland Road and Staring Lane, around 2 p.m.
Curt Monte with BRFD said firefighters arrived on scene to find the carport on fire. He added the flames spread to the attic before they could be brought under control and damaged a truck that was parked next to the carport. He also said the fire caused minor damage to a house next door.
Officials reported crews were able to get the fire under control in about 30 minutes, but the home is considered a total loss. The cause of the fire is currently unknown, but investigators said they do not suspect foul play.