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Arson ruled cause of fire at vacant home off College Drive

1 year 1 month 6 days ago Sunday, June 18 2023 Jun 18, 2023 June 18, 2023 5:18 AM June 18, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Chris Langley

BATON ROUGE - Fire investigators say a vacant home off College Drive was intentionally set on fire Saturday afternoon.

According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, crews responded to a home on Aldrich Drive just after 2:45 p.m.

Firefighters found heavy smoke and fire coming from the back bedroom window. Despite crews extinguishing the fire, the home was considered a total loss.

Firefighters determined that the house was vacant, and that occupants on scene were not authorized to be there. A fire investigator determined the fire was intentionally set.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact fire investigators at (225) 389-2050 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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