Fire at Brusly apartment complex displaces several families

A fire at Brusly’s Riverside Village Apartments Sunday evening displaced several families, according to officials.

First responders were dispatched to the apartments around approximately 5:56 p.m. At that time, the structure was fully engulfed, according to officials.

Five West Baton Rouge fire engines and one Plaquemine unit assisted in fighting the flames in the four-plex. The fire was contained to one building.

None of the four apartments are livable at this time. The State Fire Marshal determined the fire was caused due to an electrical start near a wall by an entertainment center on the second story of the apartments.

There were no reported injuries.

The Riverside Village Apartments property manager said 13 of the people displaced are kids ranging from ages 8 to 13. Three of the kids are girls.

Donations for the families are being accepted at the complex’s office at 789 S. Vaughn Drive. Clothes, toys…etc will be accepted.

The manager said the families are displaced everywhere and Huff Management, which owns, Riverside Village, has vacancies at other properties that they are trying to get the families into but it will take a while because they have to go through the application process.

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