BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a vacant house fire on Friday afternoon.
According to BRFD, firefighters were called to a residence in the 5100 block of Sycamore Street. When firefighters arrived, they found light smoke coming from the home’s crevices. They were able to enter the home through the front door and reach the kitchen. In the kitchen, evidence shows the fire was coming from the stove area.
Investigators ruled the fire unintentional as the homeowner left the stove on when they left.
Authorities say there were no persons inside the home, but firefighters found a small dog and cat, unharmed.