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Serial arsonist arrested again, accused of setting fire to vacant home off Highland Road

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BATON ROUGE - A serial arsonist is behind bars again, authorities say, this time in relation to a fire at an Old South Baton Rouge home over the weekend.

Officials with the Baton Rouge Fire Department report that 52-year-old Eric Haugabrook was arrested Wednesday for intentionally setting fire to a vacant home in the 1900 block of Thomas Delpit on Sunday (September 26).

Haugabrook has a history of arson-related arrests; he was previously arrested in 1999 and again in 2009. 

Records show Haugabrook was released from prison in August of 2019.

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