BRPD responds to fire at Cedarwood Apartments, 5-year-old girl confirmed dead

 The Baton Rouge Police Department is responding to a massive fire on Cedar-crest Avenue. 

According to authorities, firefighters responded to the fire at the Cedar-wood Apartments shortly after 7 p.m. Tuesday. Officials have confirmed they are actively searching for a 5-year-old girl. 

Authorities have also closed the intersection between Cedar-crest Avenue and Coursey Boulevard.

This is a developing story. More details will be provided as information becomes available.

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