Two men have been arrested for setting fire to a neighboring mobile home located in the trailer park they live in.
21-year-old Logan Bertrand and 18-year-old Carlos Juan Flores were booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail for one count each of Simple Arson and Criminal Trespass.
According to the State Fire Marshal's Office, in the morning hours of August 13, the Eunice Fire Department requested the SFM Office's assistance in determining the origin and cause of a trailer fire located in the 1000 block of North 2nd Street.
SFM deputies learned the fire call on the morning of August 13 was the third call to the address in a little more than 24 hours. The first time, a minor fire was discovered and utilities were removed from service. The second call involved a larger fire that was extinguished by the fire department.
After an assessment of the scene, multiple areas of origin were located in the home and the fires were determined to have been intentionally set. Witnesses say that Bertrand and Flores were spotted near the structure at the time it was on fire and they were identified as suspects.
Tenants of the trailer left the residence just days prior to the fires following a break-in. Bertrand and Flores are suspected of being involved in that break-in. The incident was reported to the St. Landry Sheriff’s Office and is under investigation.
In an interview with investigators, Bertrand allegedly admitted to breaking into the structure, but became emotional when questioned about setting the fires. Flores allegedly declined to speak with deputies, according to the SFM Office.
They have been booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail.