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Third person arrested in connection with vacant house fire

Posted at 6:28 PM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 19:28:54-05

A third person has been arrested in connection with a vacant house fire in Eunice.

The State Fire Marshal’s Office has arrested an 18-year-old Trevalyn Thibodeaux in connection with the fire on Monday. He was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on one count each of simple arson and criminal trespass.

Trevalyn Thibodeaux / Courtesy of Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office

On Monday, two 15-year-olds were arrested in the case and released into the custody of their guardians.

The fire occurred at a home located in the 200 block of Rodney Street. The home, according to the fire marshal’s office, had been vacant for a year following a previous fire.

Courtesy of State Fire Marshal’s Office

The fire was determined to be intentionally set.

Read more on the fire and arrests on Monday here.