Arson destroys vacant house, according to investigators

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An intentionally set fire destroyed a vacant house early Monday morning, according to officials.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened on St. Katherine Avenue, which is off Airline Highway south of Hollywood Street, around 2:15 a.m.

Mark Miles with BRFD said the cause of the fire is arson. He added flames had already engulfed the house when firefighters arrived on the scene.

According to Miles, the house is a total loss.

Anyone with information on this fire is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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