2 juveniles accused of arsons
BATON ROUGE - Arson investigators arrested two juveniles Tuesday in connection with a pair of fires at vacant houses in Baton Rouge this week.
Firefighters arrived at the scene of the first fire at 4:50 p.m. last Sunday in the 2000 block of Bond Street. Investigators said they suspected the fire was started by a rolled-up section of carpet, found as burnt remnants by firefighters looking to identify the cause of the fire. Arson was suspected and authorities asked for the public's help in identifying suspects.
A mere two days later, at another vacant house in the 2000 block of Bogan Walk Street, a second fire broke out at around 10 in the morning on Tuesday. BRFD firefighters entered the empty residence through the front door and were able to put out the fire before the structure was severely damaged by heavy smoke and flames.
Mark Miles of the Baton Rouge Fire Department announced the arrest of two minors accused of starting the fires later on Tuesday. No injuries were reported in connection with the pair of fires as the structures were unoccupied.