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Fire at Tigerland bar ruled arson; juvenile taken into custody

Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 7:27 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 6, 2021 at 6:35 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A fire at a bar in Tigerland was caused by arson, according to Baton Rouge fire investigators.

BRFD said it has surveillance video of the male juvenile who started the fire. Investigators reported the suspect was taken into custody on Friday, August 6, and he was later turned over to a parent pending a court appearance. They added they have no indication that this fire is related to any of the recent arsons in the city.

Officials said firefighters found a small outside structure on fire when they arrived at The House on Bob Petit Boulevard at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3. The structure was a beer cooler that had been converted into an office, firefighters said.

Small fire at the House in Tigerland.
Small fire at the House in Tigerland.(BRFD)

Officials also said crews were able to put out the flames and prevent them from spreading to the main building. There was no damage inside the building.

No injuries were reported.

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