Fire damages Bienville Tower Condominiums

A two-alarm fire that broke out Thursday at the Bienville Tower Condominiums on College Drive near Corporate Boulevard is estimated to have caused more than $200,000 in damage.

Baton Rouge Fire Department firefighters arrived at the condominiums at 5:39 p.m. and immediately rang a second alarm because of the threat that the fire could spread quickly throughout the building’s 18 units, department spokesman Curt Monte said in a news release.

The fire was declared under control at 6:03 p.m., Monte said.

The fire rendered two units, one on the ground floor where it started and the unit above it, uninhabitable and Red Cross was called to assist the families, Monte said.

No one was injured. The fire is still under investigation but foul play is not suspected, Monte said.