BRFD Baton Rouge fire department

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One person was taken to the hospital as a precaution after a carbon dioxide leak on the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino and Hotel Friday afternoon, according to Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman Curt Monte.

Monte said the small leak, which started around 12:30 p.m., came from the bottom of the river boat.

"No gaming or public area is affected," Monte said.

The leak was contained at about 3:30 p.m. 

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