National Arson Awareness Week
BATON ROUGE - It is National Arson Awareness week and the numbers are in for arsons committed so far this year.
There have been a total of 52 arsons this year and one arrest, according to the East Baton Rouge Fire Department.
People who are from the Baton Rouge community said they do not understand the thought process of arsonists.
"I wouldn't know what give them the fuel to do something like that," said Tyrone Decuir.
According to the FBI, more than 50,000 arsons have taken place nationwide in the last five years.
"Lives and homes are being destroyed and people need places to stay. All I ask is that they would stop," Decuir told News Two.