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Fire destroys vacant home on S. Amite Drive

11 months 4 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, September 19 2017 Sep 19, 2017 September 19, 2017 6:51 AM September 19, 2017 in News

UPDATE: Around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, fire investigators returned to the house and have determined the cause of the fire to be electrical and not arson. 

BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating the arson of a vacant home on the 16000 block of South Amite Drive near North Stevendale Road.  

According to BRFD, the fire broke out around 2:45 Tuesday morning. 

Firefighters say when they arrived on the scene, flames were through the roof. 

The house was declared a total loss. No one was injured. 

Those with information on the house fire are asked to call BRFD Arson Investigators at 225-354-1419 or Crime Stoppers. 

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