BRFD announces arrest in recent arson case

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East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Fire Department is confirming an arrest in connection with a recent fire in the 1800 block of America St.

44-year-old Juanita Vinning is charged with one count of simple arson.

The fire in question took place on August 21.

According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, “Firefighters arrived on this scene and found a small pile of clothes burning inside the house.”

Firefighters were able to contain “the blaze before the fire could spread.”

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