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BRFD searches for arsonist after vacant house set on fire

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

Fire investigators are looking for the person they say intentionally set a house on fire early Monday morning.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened on Maryland Street around 12:30 a.m.

Mark Miles with BRFD said firefighters arrived at the vacant house and saw flames shooting out of the front of it.

He added they were able to keep the fire contained to the front room, but there was smoke damage throughout the rest of the house.

Investigators determined the cause of the fire is arson.

Anyone with information about the house fire is urged to call Baton Rouge Fire Department arson investigators at 354-1419 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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