BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — A house that was under construction caught fire early this morning. Fortunately, no one was injured.
The St. George Fire Department responded to the call at roughly 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9. When firefighters arrived the house was fully engulfed in flames. We’re told the front portion of the structure collapsed shortly after arrival.
The multi-story home located on Audubon Square off Tiger Bend Road was currently under construction, so no one was inside when the fire started. The fire, however, did cause some heat damage to a nearby home. Firefighters were able to extinguish the blaze before it caused any serious damage to the neighboring structure.
Investigators are currently working to determine the cause of the fire.
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