Electrical malfunction causes afternoon duplex fire

Electrical malfunction causes afternoon duplex fire

POSTED: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 6:30pm

UPDATED: Friday, May 4, 2012 - 6:34pm

An afternoon fire destroyed a duplex in Baton Rouge today, Friday, May 4.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to the call shortly before noon. When they arrived the home was engulfed in smoke and flames.

Investigators estimate that a total of $60,000 in damage was done and the cause was an electrical malfunction.

The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the family.
 

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