Officials investigate arson after fire damaged duplex

Saturday morning fire at local duplex determined to be arson

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating an arson connected to a duplex fire.

In a release from BRPD, crews responded to the fire in the 2700 block of Osceola Street just before 7 a.m. Sunday. The fire was coming from the rear window of the apartment, and was contained to the back bedroom.

BRPD said heavy smoke damaged the apartment. No one was in the home at the time of the fire, and there were no smoke alarms in the apartment. Investigators believe the cause of the fire is arson.

Anyone with information about this fire are asked to contact Baton Rouge Fire Department Arson Investigators at 225-354-1419 or Crime Stoppers.

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