Late night apartment fire on North 22nd Street ruled arson
BATON ROUGE - Firefighters say an arsonist is responsible for a vacant apartment catching fire on North 22nd Street late Tuesday night.
First responders arrived on scene around 11:05 p.m. to find heavy smoke coming from the apartment, which was on the first floor of the complex.
It took firefighters less than fifteen minutes to extinguish the blaze, and they say the unoccupied apartment was left with heavy smoke damage.
No one was injured during the incident.
As officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department continue to investigate this act of arson, they're asking that anyone with pertinent information contact them at (225) 354-1419.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Southern University Marching Band to perform in Inauguration Day special
Louisiana making significant progress in administering COVID vaccine to locals
Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul discusses BRPD's 2021 plan to address...
COVID vaccines boost morale at Baton Rouge nursing home
Monday's Health Report