Arson blamed for vacant house fire on Coolidge Street

Advocate Staff file photo by Kerry Maloney Show caption
Advocate Staff file photo by Kerry Maloney

Baton Rouge firefighters are blaming arson for a Sunday night blaze that destroyed a vacant house at 1136 Coolidge St..

Firefighters arrived on scene at 9:14 p.m., finding the structure totally engulfed in flames, and while they had the fire under control by 9:27 p.m., they couldn’t save the house, valued at $40,000, according to a press release.

Department spokesman Curt Monte said there was no electrical meter on the home, but Entergy was called to remove a service line compromised by the fire.