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UPDATE: Malfunctioning battery caused morning fire at Scott cabinet shop

Posted at 10:28 AM, Apr 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-13 16:06:17-04

UPDATE: Investigators have determined that this fire was caused by a malfunctioning lithium ion battery, said Fire Chief Chad Sonnier.

Firefighters were called to the 3800 block of West Gloria Switch Road at about 6:25 a.m. Wednesday, for a fire at a large metal building being used as a cabinet shop.

They found heavy smoke coming from the building, and found a fire in the construction area of the building. The fire had spread to some cabinets that were being built.

Firefighters brought the fire under control, with heavy fire and smoke damage to the building and its contents.

The investigation determined the fire was an accident, but the exact cause is still under investigation. No injuries were reported.

Units from Duson and Carencro Fire Departments responded to the incident to assist.