Arson suspected as cause of overnight apartment fire

Arson suspected as cause of overnight apartment fire

POSTED: Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 11:15am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 11:19am

The Baton Rouge Fire Department believes someone intentionally set a fire in an apartment on N. Acadian last night.

The fire was reported at 3:35 a.m. on Thursday, June 7 at Catherine Apartments. It took firefighters nearly an hour to get the blaze under control.

Investigators believe someone intentionally set fire to the living area of the apartment. Fortunately, firefighters were able to contain the flames so no other units sustained fire damage. However, the unit directly below did have water damage.

Neither apartments damaged were occupied by residents at the time of the fire.

Officials did not give any indication as to why they believe the fire was intentional.

The total estimated damage is listed as $100,000.

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