Arson determined to be responsible for Pelican Tire and Rim fire

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Photo courtesy of the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department determined that arson was the cause of a fire at Pelican Tire and Rim around midnight on Monday.

Photo courtesy of the Baton Rouge Fire Department.

The business, located at 10715 Florida Blvd., received $50,000 in damage, but no civilians or firefighters were injured in the fire.

Baton Rouge Firefighters arrived to find that a stack of tires on the side of the building were on fire, but they controlled the blaze before it damaged the inside of the building, according to BRFD.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call fire investigators at (225) 354-1419.

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