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Fire investigators: Woman arrested for setting vehicles on fire

Posted at 4:24 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 18:16:37-05

A 22-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly setting vehicles on fire.

Lafayette firefighters were called to the 100 block of Connie Circle around 5:00 am on Thursday to a report of several vehicles on fire, according to Alton Trahan, spokesperson for the Lafayette Fire Department. When first responders arrived, two vehicles were burning in the parking area of Macon Street Housing Complex.

Both vehicles sustained heavy fire damage.

After extinguishing the fires, fire officials determined the fires were intentionally set. Through the course of the investigation, officials learned a physical disturbance occurred in the area several hours prior, stated Trahan. The suspect and the owner of the vehicles were involved in an altercation.

Fire investigators arrested Marsha Constantine for allegedly setting the vehicles on fire.

She was arrested on a charge of simple arson and booked into Lafayette Parish Jail.