Lafayette Police have arrested a 16-year-old juvenile for allegedly setting a house and business on fire.

Fire Department Spokesman Alton Trahan said yesterday morning firefighters at the Verot School Road station were notified by a person passing by that a house was on fire.

2840 Verot School Road-fire view, photo courtesy of the Lafayette Fire Department
photo courtesy of Lafayette Fire Department

Firefighters put out the fire, and no one was injured.

As investigators began to look into the matter, a local business owner claimed someone tried to set their establishment on fire as well.

Police have identified a 16-year-old as the suspect in the two cases who is facing the following charges:

  • One count of Aggravated Arson
  • One count of Simple Arson

Trahan says they are continuing to investigate these fires.

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