BRFD: House fire on Jessamine Ave. under investigation

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A view down the length of a fire truck parked in front of a fire station, with fire – rescue labelled on the side on the side.

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Baton Rouge Fire Department (BRFD) responded to a house fire on Jessamine Avenue Monday night.

Firefighters arrived to find the house “engulfed in flames,” according to a news release from BRFD. One resident lived in the home and was reported uninjured.

BRPFD officials said the fire grew due to a ruptured gas line at the back of the home. Responders were able to shut the gas off and contain the fire. However, officials said the fire is considered a total loss.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation, according to BRFD spokesperson Curt Monte.

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