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13-year-old arrested in connection with shed fire in Morse

Posted: 11:28 AM, Apr 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-30 12:28:21-04

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office says they have arrested a 13-year-old in connection with a shed fire in Morse. 

The State Fire Marshal says that on Friday, April 27 the Acadia Parish Fire District asked for assistance in determining the cause of a fire that occurred in a shed of a home in the 600 block of Hutchinson in Morse. 

Deputies say that allegedly two juveniles were seen in the area of the fire and one of the juveniles reported the fire. Both juveniles were taken into custody. 

An investigation by officials uncovered several areas of origin inside the shed along with other evidence. Investigators say they have classified the fire as incendiary.

The two juveniles, a 13-year-old and 9-year-old confessed to using a lighter they found to set objects in the shed on fire. 

 

(photos courtesy State Fire Marshal’s Office)

The department says the 13-year-old juvenile was arrested and later released to a guardian and faces charges of Simple Arson, unauthorized entry into an inhabited dwelling, and criminal conspiracy. The 9-year-old juvenile was released to a guardian and will not faces charges due to state laws regarding age.