Baton Rouge fire investigators searched for the cause of a small house fire that erupted Tuesday morning on North 29th Street.
Fire Department spokesman Curt Monte said firefighters were called to a duplex at 948 N. 29th St. at 11:35 a.m. when neighbors noticed smoke coming out of the wall and alerted the duplex’s occupants who were outside.
Firefighters arrived three minutes after getting the call and had the fire extinguished at 11:47 a.m., Monte said.
The fire was contained to the area where it began and the rest of the home received smoke damage, Monte said.
No injuries were reported, Monte said.
Authorities arrested at least five people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.