BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Two fires broke out in Baton Rouge on Tuesday morning and the Baton Rouge Fire Department was able to put them both out.
Firefighters arrived at 10567 Rhus Fringe Dr. around 1:30 a.m. and got the fire under control in about 30 minutes.
A fire alarm alerted the one person in the home to the fire.
The person was not successful in putting the fire out which was near the fireplace.
When firefighters got to the home, more than half of it was on fire.
BRFD says that it took longer to put the fire out due to “quite a few rounds of ammunition going off.”
The home sustained $200,000 in damages and is considered a total loss.
Entergy and EMS assisted the Baton Rouge Fire Department at the scene.
Fire investigators are still working to determine the cause of this fire.
Around 90 minutes after firefighters were alerted to the fire on Rhus Fringe Dr., BRFD got word of another house fire on Harding Blvd.
Firefighters arrived around 2:50 a.m. at a home located at 1662 Harding Blvd. and began working to get the fire under control.
Firefighting efforts centered around the garage. It took almost 40 minutes for firefighters to get the fire under control.
The home suffered $200,000 in damages with two vehicles and the garage “destroyed” by the fire. The entire home was damaged in some way.
Two people were home when the fire started and there were no reported injuries.
Fire investigators are also looking into what started this early morning fire.
Entergy, EMS and the Baton Rouge Police Department assisted the Baton Rouge Fire Department at the scene.