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Arrest made in one of three Wednesday night fires

1 year 8 months 1 week ago February 11, 2015 Feb 11, 2015 Wednesday, February 11 2015 February 11, 2015 9:30 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - One person escaped a burning home, another was arrested for starting one the third fire to burn homes Wednesday night was blamed on inattentive parents.

The fires ignited near-simultaneously around 7 p.m. Two houses caught on fire on St. Katherine and one burned on N. Marque Ann. The fire in the 5600 block of St. Katherine was ruled arson.

Firefighters said they saw glowing flames through the windows of the house when they arrived. Inside, there were multiple points of origin. A spokesperson said a suspect was arrested, although their name was not released.

But, investigators aren't sure what started the fire in the 6100 block of St. Katherine. The resident, who was in a wheelchair escaped.

On N. Marque Ann, firefighters said a four-year-old playing with a cigarette lighter caused the blaze that damaged two units in the duplex.

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