Toddler in critical condition after early morning fire on Alliquippa St.

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – A little after 6:30 a.m. on Friday, April 9, the Baton Rouge Fire Department was called to the scene of a blaze.

The fire was located at 3855 Alliquippa St. and BRFD says, “when firefighters arrived on scene two teenagers and an infant had escaped through a window.”

A toddler was found inside the burning home and firefighters transported the critically injured child to the care of EMS.

From there, the “toddler was transported to the hospital by EMS.”

The two teenagers and infant were also sent to the hospital “with non-life threatening injuries.”

It took a little over 20 minutes for firefighters to put the fire out with the help of seven total units, four pumpers and one ladder.

There is no word on the current condition of the toddler.

An investigation found that there were no working smoke detectors at the time of the fire.

The home sustained $60,000 in damages.

BRPD, EMS, State Fire Marshal and Entergy assisted the Baton Rouge Fire Department at the scene.

The investigation into what started the fire remains ongoing.

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