Arson blamed for fires at two vacant homes
BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators are investigating at least two fires at vacant house fires in Baton Rouge Monday night/Tuesday morning.
Crews were called to an abandoned home in Old South Baton Rouge after a massive blaze gutted the structure Monday evening.
The fire was at the intersection of Cotton and St. Joseph, off Terrace near Highland Road. Smoke filled the sky between LSU and downtown as fire crews worked to put the fire out.
Bright, orange flames and dark, billowing smoke could be seen from the WBRZ tower cam overlooking the inferno.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department determined the cause of the fire was arson.
They also say arson is to blame for a fire that destroyed a vacant home in the 4300 block of Jefferson Ave. early Tuesday morning.
Anyone with information about either fire should contact fire investigators at (225)354-1419.
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