Arson blamed for fire that destroyed abandoned home
BATON ROUGE- Firefighters suspect arson is to blame for a fire Monday evening that gutted a home near Mid City.
Fire crews were called to the 2300 block of Convention shortly before 6 p.m. Firefighters said when they arrived, flames were pouring from the home near the corner of North 24th Street.
The house had been boarded up and appeared to be vacant before the fire started.
It took firefighters from seven response units, including a ladder truck, about fifteen minutes to get the fire under control.
Arson investigators are now handling the investigation.
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