Firefighters working fire at Savoy Plaza on Wooddale
POSTED: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 12:50pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 2:49pm
BATON ROUGE (NBC33) — Firefighters began working a fire at the Savoy Plaza apartment complex at 520 Wooddale Boulevard around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The fire is out, but responders are now trying to control the smoke.
Sources say several people were trapped and hanging out of windows to escape.
One adult male resident jumped from the second story to escape the fire and was taken to a local hospital.
Four others were rescued, but none were seriously injured. All residents have been evacuated at this time.
Investigators have not yet identified a cause of the fire, but are still working to determine one.
Firefighters say high temperatures made the fire worse.
We have crews on scene and will provide more information as the story develops.