Arson ruled in structure fire in Lafayette

On Wednesday morning, Abbeville Fire Department responded to the complaint of a structure fire located in the 200 block of East Lafayette Street.  The Abbeville Police Department was also asked to assist with road closures.  While on the scene, officers with the police department learned that one of the occupants of the mobile home, was a juvenile who was arrested for recent arsons within the city.  Investigators had the juvenile brought to the police department along with the babysitter.

No one was injured during the structure fire.

The State Fire Marshall Investigator was called to the scene and determined the fire to be an arson.  During the interview process, the juvenile admitted to lighting an object and throwing it inside a room of the mobile home.  The juvenile was then placed into a medical facility where he will undergo a mental evaluation by medical professionals.  A custody order has also been obtained for the juvenile if the need arises.

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