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Man escapes intentionally set fire that destroyed home

Published: May. 13, 2022 at 6:43 AM CDT|Updated: May. 13, 2022 at 10:19 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Fire Department said a man safely escaped after waking to a home on fire early Friday, May 13. Investigators said the fire has been ruled arson.

Officials said it happened on Geronimo Street, not far from Plank Road, around 5:30 a.m.

An investigator is on the way to the scene to determine the cause of the fire, officials report.
An investigator is on the way to the scene to determine the cause of the fire, officials report.(Baton Rouge Fire Department)

Firefighters said the front of the home was on fire when they arrived on the scene. They added the man who safely escaped told them he was asleep when he heard a noise and woke to find the house on fire. One other person who lives at the home wasn’t there when the fire started.

The home is considered a total loss.

The Red Cross was contacted to help the family.

Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 3700 block of...
Crews with the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a house fire in the 3700 block of Geronimo Street Fri., May 13.(Baton Rouge Fire Department)
An investigator is on the way to the scene to determine the cause of the fire, officials report.
An investigator is on the way to the scene to determine the cause of the fire, officials report.(Baton Rouge Fire Department)
An investigator is on the way to the scene to determine the cause of the fire, officials report.
An investigator is on the way to the scene to determine the cause of the fire, officials report.(WAFB)

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