Neighbors worried after 'Molotov cocktail' fire
BATON ROUGE - Arson investigators are searching for someone who threw a fire bomb into a Baton Rouge home recently.
Investigators said someone tossed a jug of gasoline through a bedroom window to spark the fire early Friday morning on Tuscarorra Street. Firefighters contained the flames to the one bedroom, but smoke damaged the rest of the home.
Witnesses said they couldn't sleep the rest of the night.
"It was scary. I mean, because it was so close right across the street," one witness said. "When I came outside I saw flames coming out the window. The fire department came, and they ran in there to put the fire out."
Neighbors said they can't believe someone would start a fire in their neighborhood, and that they'll keep their eyes open for the firebug.
"Have a heart. You know, you never know who could have been in the house... kids, babies. It's just senseless and it's crazy," a Tuscarorra Street resident said. "I hope they catch the person or the people, the kids or whoever 'cause that's dangerous. It's very dangerous."
Fire investigators believe the person who started the fire may have known the man who lived at the house. The Baton Rouge Fire Department does not think this case is related to any of the other recent arson cases in the city.