BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating a Christmas Day fire at a vacant home.
Firefighters say they received a call about a fire in the 1200 block of South Street just after 1:30 a.m.
When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found the home engulfed in flames. The fire also spread to another vacant home next door.
Firefighters managed to get both of the fires under control about an hour later.
Both of the homes are considered a total loss.
Investigators say that the cause of the fire is arson.
If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call the Baton Rouge Fire Department Arson Investigators at 225-354-1419 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.