BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Fire Department says that an arrest has been made in an overnight fire at a four-plex.
Firefighters say they responded to a fire in the 11600 block of Sherwood Valley Court just before 6:30 p.m. Friday.
When they arrived, they found a pile of trash on fire inside of the vacant four-plex.
Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire before it spread. The fire damage was contained to just the floor of the unit and the rest of the unit only received light smoke damage.
During an investigation it was determined the cause of the fire was arson.
Firefighters say that with the help of witnesses, investigators were led to a juvenile who lived in the area. He was interviewed and admitted to starting the fire.
The juvenile was arrested and booked with simple arson and criminal trespassing.