Child rescued from burning building in critical condition

BATON ROUGE — A child rescued from inside a burning building is in critical condition Wednesday, according to fire officials.

Firefighters from both the Baton Rouge and St. George fire departments responded to the blaze, which started around 8 a.m. in the 7700 block of Bles Avenue.  

While BRFD firefighters started battling the blaze, SGFD began a search, according to officials.

“Upon further investigation, St. George firefighters found a child in critical condition in the building,” said Meg Kling, spokeswoman for the St. George Fire Department in a statement. “They rescued the child and ran the child to the paramedics with East Baton Rouge EMS, who then went to work providing patient care. The child was then delivered to a local area hospital.”

The cause of the fire is undetermined and under investigation. 

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