Hospitalized firefighter ready to work after ‘suspicious’ house fire in Central



Good news, the Central Fire Department said, we are happy to let you know that the firefighter was not only released from the hospital, but is ready to work his next shift.


EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) — Baton Rouge arson investigators are looking into what caused a two-alarm house fire Friday night in Central, which left a fireman hospitalized from heat exhaustion.

Fire crews arrived at the house, on the 4300 block of Fort Meyers Avenue, at around midnight. They found flames rising over the roof. Firefighters doused water onto the home to contain the flames, as crews moved a family of four to safety.

A second alarm sounded, summoning crews from Central, District 6 and Eastside to the scene. Firefighters from Zachary relocated to cover an empty Central fire station, according to Central Fire Chief Derek Glover.

Crews got the fire under control by 12:26 a.m.

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EMS crews took a fireman suffering from heat exhaustion to a nearby hospital. He was released Saturday morning.

The American Red Cross was called to help the family.

The Central Fire Department is urging anyone with information about the fire to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).

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