Arson blamed for Tuesday evening house fire
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters believe someone set a house ablaze Tuesday evening.
Investigators determined the cause of a house fire on Davenport Avenue to be arson. The back of the house, in a neighborhood near the intersection of Thomas Road and Scotland Avenue, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived shortly before 6 p.m.
Firefighters were able to put the fire out before it burned through the entire house, but much of the home sustained heavy smoke damage. Fire damage was contained to the rear and attic, investigators said in a news release.
Red Cross was called to assist the one person who lived there, the Baton Rouge Fire Department said.
Investigators did not release specific information about the arson case.
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