BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Another fire was started at a vacant house that caught fire Friday and whose smoke caused traffic delays on I-10.
Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesperson Mark Miles said the house on S 10th Street near the I-10 E on-ramp caught fire Sunday at 5:04 a.m. Miles said the cause of the fire is arson, and flames burned what was left after the previous fire.
Firefighters had extinguished the first fire at the home near downtown Baton Rouge on Friday, Oct. 11.
Smoke from the fire was backing up traffic on the S 10th Street on-ramp and I-10 E. The fire had started around 3:45 p.m. at the abandoned house and was quickly extinguished.
Officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said the cause was arson. The house was considered a total loss.