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West Garfield Street house fire ruled arson, displaces 3

The fire happened just after 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of W. Garfield Street, not far from River Road, on Saturday, June 11.
Published: Jun. 12, 2022 at 6:30 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A house fire that displaced three people was ruled as arson, according to officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

The fire happened just after 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of W. Garfield Street, not far from River Road, on Saturday, June 11.

The fire happened just after 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of W. Garfield Street, not far from River...
The fire happened just after 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of W. Garfield Street, not far from River Road, on Saturday, June 11.(Baton Rouge Fire Department)

Firefighters arrived on scene to find all three occupants safe outside and the front room and front porch on fire.

Crews were able to stop fire from spreading further inside.

Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set.

The fire happened just after 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of W. Garfield Street, not far from River...
The fire happened just after 8 p.m. in the 1100 block of W. Garfield Street, not far from River Road, on Saturday, June 11.(Baton Rouge Fire Department)

BRPD, EMS, Entergy, and The Red Cross also responded to the scene.

If anyone has any information, you are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP (7867) or fire investigators at (225) 389-2050.

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