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Investigators say 9-year-old caused apartment fire

2 years 10 months 2 days ago Friday, May 15 2015 May 15, 2015 May 15, 2015 12:38 PM May 15, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators said an apartment fire this week which displaced a family of one dozen people was started by a 9-year-old boy, and that it may not have been his first fire.

A Baton Rouge Fire spokesperson said the fire at the Titian Apartments Monday morning was one of five "fire events" connected to the family who lived there.

The spokesperson said with the mother's cooperation, the boy responsible for the fire was entered into the BRFD Juvenile Firesetter Program. The program tracks children who set fires and has firefighters and counselors work with the children as they grow up.

The Office of Family Services and Behavioral Health said they're also investigating the situation.

Parents who have noticed fire-setting behavior in their children can call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 354-1431 to have someone talk to them.


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