Investigators rule arson as the cause of fire that destroyed house

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Fire investigators said arson was the cause of a fire that destroyed a vacant house Sunday night.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported the fire happened on Coolidge Street, which is off South River Road just north of West McKinley Street, around 9 p.m.

Curt Monte with BRFD said when firefighters arrived at the scene, the house was already engulfed in flames.

He added the home was a total loss by the time they got the flames under control.

The investigation is ongoing.

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