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BRFD investigating morning car fire caused by arson

8 months 1 week 20 minutes ago May 17, 2016 May 17, 2016 Tuesday, May 17 2016 May 17, 2016 5:15 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- The Baton Rouge Fire Department is looking for information about a morning car fire that was caused by arson on Appleton Avenue.

BRFD was called around 3 a.m. Tuesday morning of a reported car fire in the 2800 block of Appleton Avenue.

When firefighters arrived on the scene, they found a car in flames under the carport that reached inside the home.

The fire was extinguished, however the fire rekindled around 6: 40 a.m., according to BRFD.

Crews arrived at the scene to find the fire going through the roof of the home.

Damages to the home were considered to be a total loss, according to BRFD. Red Cross was contacted to help the family in recovering from the the fires.

The initial car fire was later determined to be arson.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Baton Rouge Fire Investigators at 225-354-1419.

EMS and Red Cross assisted BRFD in the matter.

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