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Fire at Baton Rouge carpet seller ruled arson

4 years ago January 06, 2011 Jan 6, 2011 Thursday, January 06 2011 Thursday, January 06, 2011 3:24:56 PM EST in News
Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department

BATON ROUGE – Investigators say a fire that damaged a well-known carpet business in north Baton Rouge this morning was caused by arson.

Firefighters were called to Carpet Kingdom and Interiors around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, and flames were showing through the building’s roof when they arrived.

The fire destroyed the showroom and offices, causing around $800,000 in damage.

Owners of the business had no comment about the fire when approached by News 2 this afternoon.  Carpet King has been a longtime fixture of the north Baton Rouge community.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the fire to call them at (225) 354-1419.

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