Investigators said they have
ruled a fire that destroyed a vacant home early Thursday was the result of arson.
The Baton Rouge Fire
Department reported it happened on Ford Street, which is off Plank Road just
south of Hooper Road, around 4:30 a.m.
Mark Miles with BRFD said firefighters
arriving on the scene reported seeing flames shooting out of the front of the
house. He added they said the whole house was engulfed in flames within minutes
of their arrival.
According to Miles, the
house is considered a total loss. No injuries were reported.
Anyone with information
about the arson is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.