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Vacant house damaged by arson

8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Wednesday, March 29 2017 Mar 29, 2017 March 29, 2017 7:42 PM March 29, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BAKER - Baton Rouge Firefighters have determined arson to be the cause of a fire that caused thousands of dollars in damage to a vacant home.

According to Baton Rouge Fire Department officials, firefighters responded to the house fire in the 200 block of E. Jefferson St. around 6:30 p.m. When they arrived, they found smoke coming from a home that appeared to be boarded up.

Firefighters discovered flames in a back room of the building.

When the fire was extinguished, investigators determined arson caused $8,000 in damage to the structure.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information about this fire is asked to call Baton Rouge Fire Investigators at 225-354-1419.

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