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Arson confirmed to be cause of Thursday morning fire in Scott

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Mills Street Arson
Posted at 8:34 AM, Jan 20, 2022

A Thursday morning house fire in Scott has been confirmed to be arson, according to officials.

The Scott Fire Department says they were dispatched around 5:43 am on January 20 to a residential fire on Mills Street.

Firefighters say the home's occupant was asleep when he was alerted by noise outside. Going out to investigate, firefighters say he found the home on fire.

The homeowner was able to return inside and safely evacuate his wife and two young children before contacting 911.

Upon arrival, firefighters reportedly observed fire underneath the manufactured home.

The fire was brought under control.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

The department says no firefighters or civilians were injured as a result of the incident.

Units from Duson and Carencro Fire Departments also responded to the scene.

Anyone has information about this incident or any person(s) involved, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 232-8477. You do not have to give your name.

CRIME STOPPERS will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you can remain anonymous, according to officials.

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