BRFD responding to fire in the Garden District

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the scene of a working fire at 5 a.m. on Thursday, November 19.

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Upon arrival at 917 Steele Blvd., firefighters found “flames coming from the right rear portion of the roof,” according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

Firefighters immediately went to work putting the fire out with the help of 11 total units, four pumpers and one ladder.

The fire was extinguished in a little over 45 minutes.

BRPD says firefighters “were able to stop the fire from spreading to the main living area of the house.”

The structure sustained $170,000 in damages.

Fire investigators determined the cause of the fire was accidental.

“The origin of the fire was an exterior receptacle that got wet after the home was pressure washed earlier that day,” according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

EMS and BRPD assisted the Baton Rouge Fire Department at the scene of the fire.

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