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Monday night house fire ruled as arson, authorities investigating

11 months 21 hours 53 minutes ago Tuesday, February 26 2019 Feb 26, 2019 February 26, 2019 7:28 AM February 26, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Fire officials have ruled a Monday night house fire in Baton Rouge as arson.

According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, the fire was reported around 9:24 p.m. on North 40th Street. The location is near Zion Street.

The fire started in the rear structure, which authorities believe is a vacant guest house, before spreading. Firefighters brought the fire under control just before 10 p.m. 

Neighbors described the property as a known area for "drug activity and vagrancy."

Anyone with information on the incident can call fire investigators at 225-345-1419.

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