Baton Rouge Fire Department extinguishes early morning house fire


The Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1249 Swart St. in Baton Rouge at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The cause of the fire was arson, and it began in the back of the house and spread to the attic before firefighters brought it under control.

There were no firefighter or civilian injuries, and the building sustained $5,000 in damages.

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

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