BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Investigators believe a house fire that took place late Saturday night is the work of an arsonist. The fire happened in the 3400 block of Tecumseh Street just after 11:30 pm.
When firefighters arrived on the scene nearly half of the home was engulfed in flames. They were able to contain the fire to the living room and to a front bedroom. Portions of the attic above those two rooms were also damaged. The rest of the home suffered heavy smoke and water damage.
It was determined that the house was burglarized and then set on fire to try and cover up the crime. Red Cross was called to the home to assist the residents.