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Officials: Flames from car arson spread to home, get put out, then house fire rekindles hours later

Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department

Crews were called out to a car fire believed to be intentionally set early Tuesday morning that spread to a house and hours after being put out, had to return because the house fire had rekindled.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened on Appleton Avenue in Baton Rouge, which is in the Scotlandville area.

Mark Miles with BRFD said firefighters first responded to a car fire around 3:15 a.m. that had spread to the house where it was parked. He said investigators determined it was caused by arson. He added firefighters were able to put out the flames.

He reported around 6:45 a.m. firefighters were contacted again because the fire had rekindled at the house. He said when crews arrived the second time flames were shooting through the roof of the home.

Firemen were able to get the flames under control, but not before the fire caused heavy damage. The house is considered a total loss and the vehicle was also destroyed.

Officials said three people were in the house at the time of the fire and all made it out safely. No injuries were reported.

The Red Cross was called out to help the family.

Anyone with information about the fire is urged to call investigators at 354-1419.

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