Officials requesting public’s help in finding who set fire to vacant building

3335 North St., Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE — The Baton Rouge Fire Dept. is asking for the public’s help with any information on a fire that officials say was intentionally set.

The fire broke out at a two-story vacant commercial building on June 23rd just before 10 p.m. at 3335 North St. in Baton Rouge.

Firelighters arrived on scene to find the top floor of the vacant building fully engulfed in flames. Along with the fire, firefighters had to take on the wind Sunday night that was blowing the fire towards a neighboring home.

3335 North St., Baton Rouge

It took firefighters roughly 30 minutes to get the massive fire under control. They were also able to keep it from spreading to the neighboring home.

The vacant building was deemed a total loss with nearly $150,000 worth of damages.

Officials learned the cause of the fire was arson. It’s why anyone with information on how the fire may have started or who is responsible is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

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