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Investigators say fire that destroyed home was arson

Fire investigators say arson caused this fire on Peerless Street that destroyed a home where five people lived. (Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department) Fire investigators say arson caused this fire on Peerless Street that destroyed a home where five people lived. (Source: Baton Rouge Fire Department)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Fire investigators are collecting evidence on yet another house fire in Baton Rouge that has been ruled arson.

The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened at a home in the 5600 block of Peerless Street round 4:30 a.m. The home is considered a total loss.

Mark Miles with BRFD said no one was home when the fire started because the people living there had left the house Wednesday night.

Firefighters reported seeing flames shooting out of the front bedroom when they arrived on the scene. They were able to quickly put them out.

According to Miles, there was no electricity or gas going to the home. The Red Cross responded to help the five people who lived in the home.

Anyone with information about the fire is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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