Early morning blaze destroys multiple businesses on Florida Blvd.

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A large commercial building caught fire July 7 in East Baton Rouge Parish just before 5 a.m., according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

The fire occurred at 10610 Florida Blvd where the business ‘Big Boys Toys’ is located.

Five pumpers responded to the scene and it took more than two hours to extinguish the blaze. There were no injuries reported but, the fire department estimates the loss at $400,000 with $100,000 of that attributable to contents.

A report from the fire department stated that a fitness center, in addition to the tire shop, are a total loss while two other businesses sustained significant fire and water damage.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation.

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