A vacant house at 2457 Valley St. was damaged by an arsonist’s blaze early Saturday, according to a Baton Rouge Fire Department release.
Firefighters arriving on scene about 2:15 a.m. found the house already fully engulfed in flames, the release says.
Firefighters kept the blaze from spreading to other residences, but the damage to the house of origin totaled $45,000, the release says.
Anyone with information on this fire is asked to call Baton Rouge fire investigators at (225) 354-1419.
Authorities arrest 10 suspected of DWI
Authorities arrested at least 10 people suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish and booked them into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, booking records show.
Those booked and the counts against them:
Heather Berthelot, 35, 14648 Hampshire Drive, Pride, first-offense DWI, speeding, failure to change address on driver’s license and motor vehicle inspection required.
Bonnie Butler, 22, 9030 Hodgeson Road, Gonzales, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage, failure to signal or improper turn and driver’s license not in possession.
Reed Curtis, 21, 710 Park Blvd., first-offense DWI and improper lane usage.
Kyle Golden, 24, 4900 Claycut Road, first-offense DWI, reckless operation of a vehicle and equipment violation.
Marvin Hills, 41, 2493 Hatfield Lane, Jackson, first-offense DWI, resisting an officer and battery of a police officer.
Justin Hokins, 26, 3524 Perkins Road, first-offense DWI and headlights required.
Jon James, 18, 333 La. 571, Waterproof, first-offense DWI, improper lane usage, speeding, reckless operation of a vehicle and possession of marijuana.
Brad Mooney, 41, 1855 Anylo St., first-offense DWI, improper lane usage and reckless operation of a vehicle.
Susan Storey, 20, 4795 Hyacinth Ave., first-offense DWI, stop sign or yield sign violation, reckless operation of a vehicle and improper lane usage.
Jose Vilella, 22, 2228 S. Burnside Lot, Gonzales, first-offense DWI, possession of alcohol in vehicle and failure to maintain control of vehicle.
Compiled from staff reports. To talk to a crime reporter at The Advocate, call (225) 388-0369.