Cause Of Massive Apartment Fire Tuesday Night Found

(WBRZ News 2) Investigators have determined the cause of the apartment fire that killed a 5-year-old girl Tuesday night.

According to the State Fire Marshal, the fire was started when an 18-year-old put a pot of grease on the stove to fry some chicken and left to go take the trash out. When she returned, the apartment had heavy smoke and flames. 

The 18 year old was questioned about the fire, which appears to have been an accident. 

Firefighters found the body of 5-year-old Treasure Garner, who was not able to escape a raging inferno in Baton Rouge Tuesday evening. 

Garner was found dead about four-and-a-half hours after the original call for help from people who live at the Cedarwood Apartments on Cedarcrest Ave.  Earlier in the night, shaken firefighters said it was unlikely the child, a girl, survived the blaze.  The child's body was found around 11:30 p.m. in the apartment where she was last seen.  

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content