Arson suspect wanted after vacant Baton Rouge school fire
BATON ROUGE – Baton Rouge Fire investigators have determined that arson was the cause of a two-alarm fire at Brookstown Middle Magnet.
The fire occurred on Friday afternoon. The school had been vacant since the August flood and no students were in the school at the time of the fire.
Firefighters were checking equipment in the Station 4 back lot when they noticed the fire at the school.
Investigators were able to obtain surveillance video of a person of interest in the matter (pictured above). Anyone with information to the identity of this individual is urged to call Baton Rouge Fire Investigators at 225-354-1419.
BRFD estimates that the fire caused $495,000 in damages to the school's structure and contents.
The fire was contained to the school gym where the school was storing some furniture and equipment.
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