ST. LANDRY PARISH - State Fire Marshal (SFM) deputies have arrested a teenage girl for setting a fire in her closet while the home was full with visiting relatives.
The 14-year-old was booked into the Lafayette Juvenile Detention Center on one count of Aggravated Arson.
In the afternoon hours of May 2, the Sunset Volunteer Fire Department requested the SFM to assist them with investigating a mobile home fire located in the 200 block of Doral Street. Sixteen people were inside of the home for a gathering at the time of the fire.
After an assessment of the scene, including witness statements and evidence collection, deputies determined the fire originated in a bedroom closet and the teenage girl was identified as a suspect in the case.
In an interview with deputies, the girl admitted to setting the fire out of anger following an argument with her parents.