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Man booked with arson in vehicle fire

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Posted at 10:37 AM, May 26, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-26 11:37:46-04

A man has been booked with arson in connection with a fire that happened earlier this month.

Alexis Delao, 31, was booked into the Lafayette jail with simple arson.

He's accused in connection with a May 17 fire in the 300 block of Lebesque Road, Scott Fire Department officials say.

Firefighters were called to that location at about 2 a.m. and they found a car engulfed in flames. They brought the fire under control before it could spread to a nearby mobile home, officials say.

Firefighters saw indications that it was an arson, so they called in arson investigators with the Lafayette Fire Department. Those investigators gathered evidence and obtained a warrant for Delao, officials said.

There no injuries reported in the fire.