CFD Responds to House Fire

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Droze 17 2bSubmitted by Central Fire Department
Cooking fires left unattended are one of the leading causes of residential structure fires in Central and once again led to significant damage to a home on Tuesday, June 20th.   Central Fire Department responded to the 7500 block of Droze Road just after 3:00 pm and found significant fire in the kitchen, with the occupants self evacuated and uninjured.  Firefighters quickly initiated an interior attack and had the fire under control within 15 minutes. As standard procedure, firefighters initiated a search of the structure, and found two dogs suffering from smoke inhalation.  Oxygen was administered to the dogs, but sadly one of the dogs did not survive.  The Red Cross responded to assist the displaced occupants and there were no fire service injuries.
Thursday night, June 22nd, Central Fire Department responded to assist District Six fire Department for a house fire in the 5800 block of Denova Street.  When fire fighters arrived just after 8:15, a well involved fire was discovered with fire burning through the roof and out the eves on one side of the home. The fire was quickly extinguished with no injuries reported.  The Red Cross was contacted to assisted the displaced occupants and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
A few hours after the Denova fire, CFD along with District Six and East Side were on the road again responding to a building fire at the Ready to Go Store on Greenwell Springs Road at Morgan Road. Fire companies arrived approximately 4:00 am and found card board boxes, which had been left on the oven, smoldering.  Firefighters extinguished the blaze and removed smoke from the store.  Damage was minimal and there were no injuries.  
Central Deputy Chief Charles Mondrick stated these three fires point out the value of the Box Alarm system that Central, East Side, and District Six have formed which brings personnel and equipment from all three departments into action at structure fires.  Mondrick stated personnel from all three departments are either at the fires or used to back fill empty stations of the department that has primary jurisdiction of the fire.  “This system is a win for the three departments and the public we serve,” said Mondrick.  The Baton Rouge Fire Department assisted with the fire investigation on the Droze fire and provided personnel for the Rapid Intervention Crew at the Denova fire.