Apartment fire displaces 6

An early Sunday morning apartment fire displaced all six people living there and generated $350,000 in damage, but caused no fatalities or injuries, the Baton Rouge Fire Department said.

The fire at 4115 Mohican Presscott Crossover started about 2:40 a.m. Sunday, and destroyed eight of the 16 units in the building, fire department spokesman Curt Monte said in a press release.

When the fire department arrived, flames were shooting through the roof.

Firefighters don’t know yet what sparked the fire, but say it started in a downstairs apartment that housed a family of four.

Besides those four, two people living in two separate apartments upstairs also lost their homes. Those three units were the only apartments occupied at the time of the fire, the release says.

The apartment building was valued at $500,000 before the fire. The fire caused $300,000 in damage to the building and another $50,000 in contents, Monte’s release says.

The Red Cross is helping the six people who lost their homes, the release says.