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SFD: Fire on Roper Drive in Lafayette Parish intentionally set

Posted at 10:25 AM, Dec 08, 2021

Scott Firefighters say a Wednesday fire on Roper Drive that damaged a vehicle and home was intentionally set.

On Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 10:08 am, Scott Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle fire adjacent to a home at the Shioh Mobile Home Park, located on Roper Drive.

Firefighters say they found a vehicle and manufactured home engulfed in flames upon arrival.

Crews made entry into the home and were able to bring both fires under control. The home and vehicle were a total loss as a result of the fire and smoke damage.

An investigation revealed that the fire was deliberately set.

The owner of the property, 48-year-old Lazaro Paneque-Garrido was located walking on a nearby street and detained by LPSO deputies. While interviewing Paneque-Garrido allegedly admitted to intentionally lighting the vehicle and manufactured home on fire.

The subject was issued a misdemeanor summons for an illegal burn. No firefighters or civilians were injured as a result of the incident.

Units from Duson and Carencro Fire Departments responded to assist. Firefighters assisted with the investigation.

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