Fire bugs busy, two homes torched overnight

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Posted: Jul 31, 2014 6:52 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: Jul 31, 2014 6:59 AM
Source: BRFD

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Topics: Baton Rouge, Fire Department, arson, fire, blaze, flames, investigation

BATON ROUGE - According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, a vacant home was intentionally set on fire for the second time this summer.

Investigators are searching for an arsonist after the blaze in the 3700 block of Alliquipa St. It happened around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Firefighters responded to a fire at the same home about two months ago. The cause of that fire was also determined to be arson.

The fire on Alliquipa St. was one of two in the city last night determined to be arson.

Fire officials also blame an arsonist for a fire in the 2700 block of Indiana St. That blaze happened around 3:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Investigators believe the fire started in a shed before spreading to the home.

An elderly woman and her two grandchildren were home at the time, but were uninjured by the blaze.

Anyone with information on either arson should call the Baton Rouge Arson Division at (225)354-1416.

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