Eddie Robinson Drive arson

Arson is suspected in a Monday morning fire that damaged a vacant duplex and a neighboring home, according to investigators with the Baton Rouge Fire Department. 

Firefighters responded to the blaze at 620 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive around 3:45 a.m. and found the duplex engulfed in flames. The fire had also spread to the vacant home next door. 

The fire was extinguished by 4:05 a.m., officials said. 

No one was injured in the blaze. Firefighters rescued two kittens from the abandoned home and gave them to a neighbor.

Investigators did not say what led them to believe the fire was set intentionally. 

Investigators estimated damages to be about $30,000.

No other details about the fire were immediately available.


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