Investigators conclude arson is the cause of late night fire on N 20th St.


Baton Rouge Fire Department

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Fire Department received a call around 9:40 p.m. on Tuesday, September 14,

Firefighters arrived at 735 N 20th St. within five minutes of the call.

According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, “Firefighters arrived on scene to find a small fire on the outside wall toward the rear of the vacant home.”

Image courtesy of Baton Rouge Fire Department

Firefighters also found a small fire in another section of the home.

Members of the Baton Rouge Fire Department were able to put the fires out in a little under 30 minutes with the help of seven total units , four pumpers and one ladder.

The fire did not make its way inside the home thanks to the efforts of firefighters at the scene.

The vacant home sustained $15,000 in damages.

EMS, BRPD and Entergy assisted the Baton Rouge Fire Department at the scene.

Fire investigators concluded that arson was the cause of this fire.

If you have any information that could help investigators in this case, please call Crime Stoppers or fire investigators at 225-354-1419.

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