Juvenile faces aggravated arson charge after allegedly starting fire inside detention center cell

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Baton Rouge Fire Department

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A juvenile faces an aggravated arson charge after allegedly starting a fire inside their cell.

Baton Rouge firefighters responded to a fire at the Juvenile Detention Center at 1:24 p.m. Firefighters found evidence of a small fire inside one of the holding cells. The fire was extinguished before BRFD’s arrival by staff.

The fire was determined to be intentional, according to a BRFD investigator. Officials discovered that the juvenile in the cell set fire to their bed linens and trash.

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