BRFD investigating vacant house fire as arson
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating after a vacant house fire has been ruled as arson.
According to a spokesman with the department, the fire happened in the 700 block of N. 20th Street on Sept. 14.
Fire crews responded to the call just before 9:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The cause of the fire is arson, officials have confirmed.
Firefighters arrived on scene to find a small fire on the outside wall toward the back of the vacant home.
They extinguished that fire before it could spread to the inside of the home.
A small fire was located in another area of the home and was contained before it could spread.
According to BRFD, the fire was under control by 10:15 p.m. and caused a total of $15,000 in damages.
Anyone with information about this fire should call Crime Stoppers or fire investigators at 225-354-1419.
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