Fire destroys one house and spreads to others - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Fire destroys one house and spreads to others

Posted: Updated:
Source: East Side Fire Department Source: East Side Fire Department

Firefighters responded to a fire that destroyed one house and spread to other homes Wednesday evening.

The fire sparked at a home in the 1500 block of Heartwood Drive in Baton Rouge around 5:15 p.m.

The East Side Fire Department said its crews made it on scene within three minutes, but the vacant house was already fully engulfed in flames. It is considered a total loss.

Fire officials added the flames were also affecting two neighboring homes. One home next door caught fire, causing damage to the upstairs bedrooms and the attic. The heat from the fire damaged the siding on the other home.

The cause of the fire has not been determined and remains under investigation.

The fire department noted because of a new inter-parish box alarm, firefighters from the Baton Rouge Fire Department, St. George Fire Department and Central Fire Department were automatically dispatched to the scene to assist the East Side Fire Department.

District 6 Fire Department sent crews to East Side's district to cover any new incoming emergency calls.

Copyright 2013 WAFB. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1414 North Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35801

WAFF Is a Proud Member
of the Raycom Family of Stations

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WAFF. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.