Investigators rule house fire on Tuscaloosa Ave. as arson - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Investigators rule house fire on Tuscaloosa Ave. as arson

Source: Brandon Shackelford/WAFB Source: Brandon Shackelford/WAFB
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Emergency response crews were called out to a house fire early Thursday morning.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported the fire on Tuscaloosa Avenue has been ruled arson. Officials said the first call about the fire was received at 4:21 a.m.

Curt Monte with BRFD said the vacant house was destroyed in the fire. He said most of it was already burning when firefighters arrived just four minutes after getting the call.

According to Curt Monte with BRFD, the flames were so intense that there was worry a building next to the house could also catch fire. However, firemen were able to prevent the fire from spreading.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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