Arson suspected in fire at abandoned building

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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 10:24 AM by Russell Jones
Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department

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BATON ROUGE - Investigators are looking into a fire that caused some damage to an abandoned building in Baton Rouge.

Firefighters were called to the fire on the 500 block of 22nd Street near Spain Street around 9:23 p.m. last night.

Barry Mounce with the Baton Rouge Fire Department said they were able to keep the damage from spreading past where the fire began, and that the building did not have any active utilities when the fire happened.

Anyone with information about what started the fire should call the BRFD Fire Investigations Division at 354-1419.

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