Arson suspected cause of commercial building fire on Monroe Avenue

Tuesday, July 17, 2012 - 11:40am

Arson is believed to be the cause of a commercial building fire located on Monroe Avenue in Baton Rouge.

Firefighters got the call on July 16 at around 7:15 p.m.

Investigators say that the fire began in the lobby of the two-story building, and quickly extended upstairs through air conditioning vents.

At least 25 percent of the building has fire damage, while the rest has significant smoke damage.

Anyone with any information in relation to this fire is asked to contact Crime Stoppers or the Fire Investigations' Division at (225) 354-1419.
 

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