Fire investigators suspect arson by former resident of boarding home
The Baton Rouge Fire Department is investigating a fire that happened at a boarding home on Tuesday night around 9:45 p.m. on Terrace Street.
Investigators believe a former resident of the home intentionally set the fire after a fight. The resident allegedly threw a type of flammable substance into a front room.
Firefighters were originally called to the scene by a police officer who was responding to the altercation.
The fire damaged several rooms of the house, including the attic.
Anyone with information about this incident should contact fire investigators at 225.354.1410.