Arsonist sets destructive house fire on Yazoo Street
BATON ROUGE - A house fire started by an arsonist occurred early Tuesday morning in a residential area just south of I-10 and east of Stanford Avenue.
Firefighters with the Baton Rouge Fire Department say they were dispatched to the 4500 block of Yazoo Street shortly after 3 a.m. where they found a home "engulfed in flames."
The fire was contained before it could damage neighboring buildings and no injuries were reported during the incident.
The blaze resulted in $60,000 in damages and investigators confirmed that the fire was intentionally set.
Anyone with information about this fire is urged to contact Baton Rouge Fire Investigators at (225) 354-1419 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
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