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Evangeline Parish man arrested in arson

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Posted: Jan 22, 2012 12:38 PM by Associated Press
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PINE PRAIRIE - An Evangeline Parish man has been accused of setting fire to the trailer he was living in.

State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning says 38-year-old Olen L. Fueslier, of Pine Prairie, was arrested on a charge of simple arson. He was booked into the Evangeline Parish Jail and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bond.

Browning's office said Sunday that the Evangeline Parish Ward 4 Fire District responded Jan. 20 to a report of a mobile home on fire.

Firefighters found the structure engulfed and once the fire was extinguished authorities determined suspicious circumstances.

After an extensive investigation, Browning says Fuselier was accused of setting fire to the home that he was recently evicted from by his roommate.

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