St. George firefighters respond to Hobbiton Road fire
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – Investigators are still determining the cause of a fire that firefighters from the St. George Fire Protection District extinguished Sunday afternoon on Hobbiton Road, according to the department. .
According to the St. George Fire Protection District, SGFD Engines 613, 683, 673 and 633, Ladder 618, Squad 655, Medical Unit 687, a Safety Officer and the Battalion Chief have responded at 1.25pm on Sunday March 13 for the structure fire reported in the 1700 block of Hobbiton Road.
Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the back of the house and, after further investigation, determined it was coming from the storage area at the back of the carport, according to the firefighters.
Crews immediately deployed hoses and aggressively attacked the blaze, a fire department spokesman said.
“Thanks to the skill and tactics used, the house was not a total loss and the fire was brought under control within 30 minutes,” the spokesperson said.
The fire department reports that the Red Cross is assisting residents of the home, none of whom were injured.
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