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Christmas plans destroyed for BR family after car catches fire outside home

Christmas plans destroyed for BR family after car catches fire outside home
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POSTED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 6:45pm

UPDATED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 6:49pm

A Baton Rouge family lost its car and garage early this morning in a fire.

Around 3:30 a.m. a car and carport on 75th Street in Baton Rouge caught fire. The Baton Rouge Fire Department was able to put out the fire pretty quickly, but we're told a quarter of the home was destroyed.

"That's a hard thing to swallow right now,” the homeowner told NBC33 News. “That's a hard pill because I just got stuff for my kids for Christmas. Everything is destroyed now. Every thing's just destroyed."

The Red Cross was called out to help the family.

Firefighters believe the fire started in the dashboard of the family's car, but they’re not sure why.

 

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