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Arson suspected in Saturday night house fire


Baton Rouge Firefighters are investigating what they believe was arson after a house fire took place Saturday night. The fire happened at a house in the 4800 block of Sherwood Street just before 7:30 pm.

Firefighters arrived on the scene and saw fire through the front window of the home. When they went to enter the home, they noticed the front door was unlocked. They located the fire in a middle room and found two piles of clothes that were on fire. While looking for other hot spots they located another small fire in the rear of the home. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it could spread to other parts of the home. The home only suffered minor smoke and fire damage.

The fire is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

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