Arson ruled as cause of vacant house fire; crews tackled flames after spotting smoke from down the street
BATON ROUGE - Fire officials have ruled arson as the cause of a vacant house fire early Saturday morning in a neighborhood off Highland Road.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department said firefighters were checking their equipment outside their station around 6:30 a.m. Saturday when they noticed smoke coming from down the street.
Crews then found a vacant house on Kentucky Street with fire coming from its roof. The flames were extinguished before they spread to neighboring buildings, but the home was a total loss.
Fire officials later determined the blaze was intentionally set. Anyone with information about the fire should contact investigators at (225) 389-2050.
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