BATON ROUGE, LA (BRPROUD) The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating the cause of an overnight fire that destroyed both a house and a local church.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find both the house (3945 Uncus St.) and church ( 2548 Wheeler Ave.), fully involved in flames.
Due to the close proximity of the two structures, when the house started burning, flames quickly spread to the church.
The house was a total loss valued at $50,000. The church received 80% damage (valued at $200,000, structure damage, $150,000 and content damage, $50,000) to the structure.
Red Cross was called out to assist the family.