Investigators believe burglar set fire to local business as cover-up
POSTED: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 9:30am
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 9:34am
BATON ROUGE, LA — The Baton Rouge Fire Department is currently investigating a case of arson that happened early this morning.
The blaze was reported on Tuesday, Aug. 28, just before 5:00 a.m. at “The Attic” located on Murial Ave. They believe a couch in the building was what started the fire. Fire investigators believe it was intentionally set to cover-up a burglary.
The Baton Rouge Police Department was then called in to continue the investigation.
Officials say an estimated $5,000 in water damage was caused extinguishing the blaze.
If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.