A 'suspicious' fire raged through a home in a subdivision off North Sherwood Forest Drive late Friday night, according to a press release from Central Fire Chief Derek Glover.
When Central firefighters arrived to the reported house fire just before midnight, the fire was through the roof of the home on the 4300 block of Fort Meyers Avenue. Firefighters put water on the house to the right to prevent the fire spreading, Glover said.
After a second alarm was called, firefighting crews from Central, District 6, and Eastside joined in, while firefighters from Zachary covered an empty Central fire station.
Glover said the fire was under control by 12:26 a.m.
A firefighter was transported to the hospital for complications related to dehydration. Glover said late Saturday morning that the firefighter had been released and cleared to work his next shift.
Baton Rouge Fire Arson was called to the scene to investigate and judged the fire to be "suspicious in nature," Glover said. The Red Cross was called to help the family.
Anyone with information regarding this fire is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
Editor's note: This story was updated to correct the address of the fire.