BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Officials are investigating an early morning house fire as arson.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened on Huron Street around 2:30 a.m.
Mark Miles with BRFD said flames were shooting out of the front of the house and through the roof when firefighters arrived on the scene.
He added crews were able to put the fire out before it spread through the rest of the house. Despite their efforts, there was still extensive fire and smoke damage.
Investigators said the person who had been renting the house just moved out earlier that day. Some of the furniture was even still in the house.
Authorities have not yet identified a suspect in the case.
Anyone with information about the arson is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.