Early morning blaze destroys BR duplex; firefighter injured

Early morning blaze destroys BR duplex; firefighter injured
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POSTED: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 7:49am

UPDATED: Friday, June 21, 2013 - 10:25am

Flames ripped through a duplex on the 700 block of Holt Dr. early Wednesday morning causing roughly $200,000 in damage.

The Baton Rouge Fire Dept say a woman and her five kids were able to escape unharmed, but a firefighter did cut his hand on broken glass in the building.

Firefighters responded around 3:00 a.m. and found the duplex's roof engulfed in flames. It took about an hour to get the fire under control. The building is considered a total loss.

The fire is believed to have started somewhere in the attic above the duplex's two units.  Foul play is not suspected at this time.

The Red Cross is assisting the victims.

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