Fire destroys vacant home on S. Amite Drive
UPDATE: Around 5 p.m. Tuesday evening, fire investigators returned to the house and have determined the cause of the fire to be electrical and not arson.
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating the arson of a vacant home on the 16000 block of South Amite Drive near North Stevendale Road.
According to BRFD, the fire broke out around 2:45 Tuesday morning.
Firefighters say when they arrived on the scene, flames were through the roof.
The house was declared a total loss. No one was injured.
Those with information on the house fire are asked to call BRFD Arson Investigators at 225-354-1419 or Crime Stoppers.