Fire ruled arson destroys home, 2 vehicles

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A fire that destroyed a home and two vehicles in Baton Rouge early Wednesday morning was caused by arson, according to fire investigators.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported firefighters were called to a home on Black Oak Drive in the Villa Del Ray area just before 1:30 a.m.

Mark Miles with BRFD said it took crews nearly an hour to get the fire under control. He added the two people inside when the fire started were able to escape unharmed.

According to fire officials, there were smoke detectors in the home. They added the fire caused $350,000 worth of damage.

BRFD said Red Cross was contacted to help the homeowners.

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