Officials: Arson cause of Friday’s house fire in Old South Baton Rouge

2 weeks ago WBRZ 0

BATON ROUGE – Fire crews say arson caused the blaze that destroyed a home on S. 10th Street Friday afternoon.

Initial reports of the fire came in around 4 p.m. When authorities arrived, they saw flames coming from the windows of the abandoned home.

Firefighters were able to get the fire under control within minutes. The home was valued at $100,000 before it was declared a total loss.

Anyone with information on who may be responsible is asked to contact Baton Rouge Fire Department Arson Investigators at (225) 354-1419 or Crime Stoppers.