Two homes burn overnight, one ruled arson
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters battled two house fires overnight in Baton Rouge and said one of them was intentionally set.
Around 9:15 p.m. Thursday firefighters were called to a fire at 2777 78th Avenue. When they arrived firefighters said flames were coming out of the roof of the home.
Investigators said they believe the fire started in the attic, and the $150,000 home is considered a total loss. The department doesn't know what started the fire yet and said the home's owners were remodeling at the time.
Then at 9:37 p.m. firefighters said they were called out to 388 West Johnson for a home fire there. Responders said the home was fully engulfed when they arrived and burned to the ground.
Firefighters kept the flames from spreading to nearby buildings. Investigators later ruled the fire to be arson, and asked anyone with information about the fire to call (225) 354-1419.
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