BRFD investigating 2 overnight arson fires in 6 hours

BRFD investigating 2 overnight arson fires in 6 hours
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Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 11:31am

Officials are investigating two arson fires that happened overnight, within just six hours of each other.

Firefighters found a vacant home in the 3700 block of Alliquipa Street engulfed in flames, around 9:26 p.m. on July 30, 2014. First responders had the fire under control in less than ten minutes.

Mark Miles, a fire department spokesperson, says crews had put a fire out at that home two months ago, and the fire was also arson.

Sounds from the second fire woke up an elderly woman and her grandchildren around 3:30 a.m. on July 31, 2014 at her home, in the 2700 block of Indiana Street.

A fire started in the shed and then spread to the house. It took almost an hour for firefighters to put out the flames.

Fortunately, no one was injured but the fired caused an estimated $40,000 in damages to the home.

Miles did not say if the two fires are related.

Anyone with information inregards to these house fires are asked to contact Baton Rouge Fire Department Arson Investigators at 225-354-1419 or Crime Stoppers.

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