Two dogs die, others rescued from house fire

Two dogs were killed, and about nine other dogs and some cats were rescued, when a house fire ignited Tuesday afternoon on Sherbrook Avenue and caused $95,000 in damage, the Baton Rouge Fire Department announced.

Firefighters arriving at 12311 Sherbrook Ave. after 1 p.m. found fire coming from the kitchen, and they “went into rescue mode” when they saw dogs and cats running around inside, said Mark Miles, a BRFD spokesman. Firefighters began administering oxygen to several dogs, but could not save two of them, Miles said.

No one was home when the fire broke out, and the fire’s cause is still undetermined.

Two juveniles accused of setting house fires

Authorities on Tuesday arrested two juveniles accused of starting two vacant house fires within the last four days, the Baton Rouge Fire Department announced.

The most recent fire occurred about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, when firefighters arrived at 2949 Bogan Walk to find fire emanating from the side of a home, Mark Miles, a BRFD spokesman, said in a release.

The fire began in a bedroom closet, and other areas of the house sustained smoke damage, Miles said.

The youths also are accused of starting a fire Friday at a vacant home at 2010 Bond St., Miles said. Firefighters arriving about 4:50 p.m. and found a piece of carpet on fire in the home.

The juveniles were booked on counts of simple arson, Miles said. No further details about them were released.

BR man, 29, booked on suspicion of DWI

A Baton Rouge man suspected of driving while intoxicated in East Baton Rouge Parish was booked into Parish Prison between 2:30 p.m. Monday and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, booking records show.

Brennan Cabrera, 29, 8625 Glen Ellem Drive, was booked on counts of first-offense DWI, reckless operation and driver’s license not in possession.

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