Fire: Arson fire set to cover up burglary

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Posted: Aug 3, 2014 10:50 AM by Greg Renoud
Updated: Aug 3, 2014 2:42 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Arson, burglary, BRFD, Tecumseh

BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department says criminals set a house on fire after it was burglarized to cover up the evidence.

The house is on the 3400 block of Tecumseh Street near I-110 and one block north of Winbourne.

Officials say the fire was set at around 11:30 p.m. Saturday and caused about $25,000 in damage. The fire was out within 20 minutes of the first units arriving.

The fire and burglary are still under investigation.

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