Baton Rouge Fire Department responds to North 17th Street arson

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Baton Rouge Fire Department has deemed a fire at a house on North 17th Street an arson.

Firefighters arrived to the home, which is currently unoccupied and being renovated, around noon on Easter Sunday.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the front room of the house, and they determined the fire was started outside of the house, according to BRFD spokesperson Justin Hill.

Anyone with information on the arson can call Crime Stoppers or fire investigators at 225-354-1419.

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