The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a local nursing home early Saturday morning.
After arriving at the Sterling Place Nursing Home, BRFD says “they were directed to the second floor of the building where a window air condition unit was on fire.”
A sprinkler activated in the room where the air conditioner was on fire and prevented more damage from occurring.
Eight total units, four pumpers and two ladders were required to put the fire out.
The cause of this fire was most likely a bird nest caught in the AC unit.
At the time of the fire, there were 144 people and around 20 workers residing in the nursing home.
According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, “the second floor where the fire was is vacant, with no one living on that floor.”
That floor did sustain smoke and heavy water damage.
BRPD and EMS assisted the Baton Rouge Fire Department at the scene.
Sterling Place Nursing Home is located at 3888 North Blvd.