Child Arrested For Starting Fire At Scott Dollar General Store
Crews from the Scott Fire Department were on the scene in minutes after a small fire was reported at the Dollar General Store on Westgate Avenue yesterday. The call about the blaze came in shortly after 4 PM and the fire was extinguished quickly.
Initial reports suggest that damage to the store was minimal and confined to a limited area in the store. Arson investigators with the Lafayette Fire Department say the blaze was set intentionally and they have a very good idea of who started it.
Apparently, the blaze was started by a child. We don't know much more than that. We do know that the child in question was taken into custody by arson investigators and the Scott Police Department. The child was charged with aggravated arson and was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center.