Second fire put out after smoke from house fire temporarily causes traffic backups on I-10

Second fire started at a vacant house on 10th Street

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 put out a second fire early Sunday at an abandoned house that caught fire Friday.
Firefighters put out a second fire early Sunday at an abandoned house that caught fire Friday. (Source: Carmen Poe)

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.

House fire near S 10th Street I-10 on ramp
An abandoned building near the S 10th Street on ramp to I-10 E caught fire Friday, Oct. 11.
An abandoned building near the S 10th Street on ramp to I-10 E caught fire Friday, Oct. 11. (Source: WAFB)

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Posted by WAFB Channel 9 on Friday, October 11, 2019

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