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Arson determined as the cause of duplex fire on Calumet Street

2 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Saturday, July 27 2019 Jul 27, 2019 July 27, 2019 1:22 PM July 27, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ News

BATON ROUGE - Officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department have confirmed arson as the cause of a fire at a duplex on Calumet Street earlier this month.

The fire happened around 7 p.m. on July 7th, at 3090 Calumet Street off of Winbourne Ave near Ariline Hwy. Fire crews arrived to the scene to find that 65% of the structure was in flames. They were able to get the fire under control, preventing it from being a total loss. There were no injuries, but house next door did receive heavy smoke damage.

Damages to the duplex are estimated to around $30,000. The case is still under investigation.

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