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Arsonist sets destructive house fire on Yazoo Street

1 year 1 month 2 weeks ago Tuesday, September 01 2020 Sep 1, 2020 September 01, 2020 7:00 AM September 01, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

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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