Arsonist Torches Apartment In Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An arsonist set fire to an apartment building in Baton Rouge, leaving 10 people temporarily without their home, fire officials said.

The fire Tuesday night caused thousands of dollars in damage, WBRZ-TV reported.

Firefighters found the apartment engulfed in flames when they arrived, according to the Baton Rouge Fire Department. All of the residents made it safely outside.

Officials say those who were displaced by the blaze — six adults and four children — were assisted by the Red Cross.