A kitchen fire Saturday night in a Baker Drive house caused smoke and water damage but no injuries, the St. George Fire Protection District said.
The fire at 9177 Baker Drive, gutted the kitchen and caused about $100,000 in damage, St. George spokesman Eldon Ledoux said in a news release.
Exactly where in the kitchen the fire started is under investigation, Ledoux said.
Flames were limited to the kitchen and its immediate area, Ledoux said. But heavy smoke damage extended throughout the house.
The fire started about 9:30 p.m. Saturday and was under control about 20 minutes later, Ledoux said.
Mohican St. house catches on fire again
Firefighters rushed Sunday to a suspected arson at a Mohican Street house for the second time in three days, according to a Baton Rouge Fire Department news release.
Fire was shooting from the attic when firefighters arrived at 4830 Mohican St., about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Fire Department spokesman Curt Monte said in a news release.
The first fire at the house occurred late Thursday, and it is also a suspected arson, the Fire Department has said.
Firefighters kept the Sunday fire from spreading from the attic, Monte said, but the rest of the home suffered smoke and water damage.
No one was home at the time of the fire because the residents have been staying somewhere else since the fire on Thursday, Monte said.
Damage is estimated at $25,000, the release says. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fire Department at (225) 354-1419.
Authorities arrest 4 on suspicion of DWI
Authorities arrested at least four people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
• William Allen, 46, 1840 Cherokee Blvd., first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
• Thomas Perry, 53, 7416 Banbury Court, third-offense DWI and failure to maintain control.
• Emily Rantz, 26, 107 Linkwood Court, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and improper lane usage.
• Jerry Zikmund, 60, 4918 Convention St., first-offense DWI and disobeying a traffic control device.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.