Embers from burning leaf pile catch garage on fire

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POSTED: Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 6:30pm

UPDATED: Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 6:34pm

Baton Rouge Firefighters helped put out a fire in the 8500 block of Perkins Road. They say it happened around 12:50 p.m.

They say it started when a homeowner was burning leaves in his yard when the embers from the fire blew away and caught the garage on fire.

The fire was contained to the garage but caused $60,000 in damages.

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