83-year-old woman dies in Baton Rouge house fire

BATON ROUGE — A woman has died after she was transported to a hospital following injuries sustained during a fire that destroyed a home Thursday in Baton Rouge.

Officials say Janice Jones, 83, died in the hospital Thursday evening.

Baton Rouge firefighters received a call at 12:37 p.m. for a house fire on Fairfields Avenue. Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire showing in front of the home.

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Fire officials say firefighters searched the home and pulled one adult female from a back bedroom. EMS transported her to the hospital.

Officials say crews contained the blaze before it could extend to adjacent homes. The home is considered a total loss.

That home is the same address that 3-year-old Devin Page was shot and killed in his sleep in April 2022. The bullet was not meant for the toddler. The suspects were shooting at the toddler’s neighbor.

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