Investigators find car on fire in old auto shop, ruled arson - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Investigators find car on fire in old auto shop, ruled arson

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Investigators said arson is to blame for a fire at a vacant auto mechanic shop Tuesday night.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened on Dougherty Drive just before 10 p.m. Dougherty is located off Choctaw Drive between North Foster Drive and North Ardenwood Drive.

Curt Monte with BRFD said heavy smoke was billowing from the building when firefighters arrived on the scene. He added they found an old car on fire inside the shop and the flames from it reached the roof of the building.

According to Monte, firemen were able to quickly put out the flames before they could spread any farther.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call investigators with the Baton Rouge Fire Department at 225-354-1419.

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