BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Fire Department (BRFD) is investigating its second case of arson this week as a vacant home on North Acadian East was set on fire Sunday morning.
BRFD says they responded to the 900 block of North Acadian East at 4:13 a.m. Sunday to find the back of the home on fire. BRFD had to request heavier equipment to put out the fires under the back porch that had collapsed. Firefighters were able put out the flames and stopped them from spreading to neighboring homes.
This is the second time BRFD has responded to the house this week. All fires were put out by 5 a.m.
On Saturday, firefighters were called to a vacant house with flames coming out of its roof on Kentucky Street. The home is now considered a total loss.
Both house fires are believed to be caused by arson and are being investigated.