Investigators say fire on Lobelia Ave. was arson

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Investigators believe a house fire on Lobelia Avenue, just off Chippewa and Scenic Highway, was intentionally set.

The fire started just after 9 a.m. and it took firefighters about 30 minutes to put it out. A report from the Baton Rouge Fire Department says the fire is believed to have begun in the front of the house, consuming the front half. The back of the home sustained heavy smoke and heat damage.

Investigators say the home is a total loss and the arson is still under investigation.

If you have any information about this fire, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867). Remember, you can remain anonymous.

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