POLICE: Baton Rouge woman set fire to mother’s home after argument

Published: Oct. 10, 2019 at 11:45 AM CDT
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Police have arrested a woman accused of setting fire to a home where six people lived.

Erica Mitchell, 29, is charged with simple arson for allegedly setting fire to a home at 4443 North Foster Drive on August 1.

Investigators say Mitchell started the fire around 9:40 p.m. after getting into an argument with her mother who lived at the house.

Crews said half of the home was engulfed in flames when they arrived on scene. They say the fire reached the attic before they were able to contain it. There was about $150,000 in damage.

No one was home at the time of the fire.

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