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Inmate at juvenile jail allegedly set fire to holding cell using linens, trash

10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Monday, September 27 2021 Sep 27, 2021 September 27, 2021 2:47 PM September 27, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ
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BATON ROUGE - A suspect being held at a juvenile detention center in East Baton Rouge allegedly sparked a fire inside the jail using the bed sheets in his holding cell.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department said it was called to the Juvenile Detention Center on Veteran's Memorial Boulevard shortly before 1:30 p.m. Monday. Investigators said a juvenile being housed there started the fire in his own cell using bed linens and trash.

The boy was safely removed from the cell and moved to another part of the building. 

He will be booked on a new charge of aggravated arson.

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