Fire destroys beauty supply store on Florida Blvd.

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The Baton Rouge Fire Department battled a large fire overnight at the Hair Connection and Beauty Supply Store on Florida Boulevard. 

BRFD responded at approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters attempted to enter the structure, but the building was deemed to dangerous to enter. Responders battled the blaze for several hours before they were able to get the fire under control around 2:40 a.m. Monday. 

Hairsprays and other flammable objects in the store made it more difficult to fight the flames. The store, which is considered a total loss, received $500,000 in damages. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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