BRFD investigating two fires as arson

BATON ROUGE, La. — Two fires in Baton Rouge were intentionally set and are being investigated as arson, fire officials said.

A small storage shed was set on fire Wednesday night. Baton Rouge firefighters were called to 2404 Monroe Ave. after 7 p.m. They say they were able to get the blaze under control before it spread to a vacant warehouse nearby.

No one was injured in that fire.

About an hour later, Baton Rouge firefighters were on the scene of a house fire. They were called to the 4700 block of Ford St. at 8:45 p.m. Wednesday. They say flames were coming from the front and side windows of the home when they arrived.

Crews worked to keep the fire from spreading to neighboring homes while also battling to get the fire under control, fire officials said.

It took firefighters about 30 minutes to get that fire under control.

A fire investigator determined that the fire was intentionally set.

Baton Rouge fire investigators continue their investigation into the incidents.

If you have any information about either arson, contact Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP or fire investigators at (225) 389-2050. You can also leave an anonymous tip online.

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