State Fire Marshal investigating stolen car found burned
MARINGOUIN - The Louisiana State Fire Marshal is investigating after a vehicle was found burned out, just off the road in Maringouin.
Investigators say the fire happened in a cane field about 40 yards off of Church Street. A caller reported that they heard an explosion, and looked toward the cane field and saw something on fire.
When Iberville Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on the scene, they noticed a silver 2006 Dodge Charger engulfed in flames. Deputies said they found a gas can at the scene before the fire department arrived.
Investigators say the vehicle was stolen from D’Iberville in Mississippi from a vacationing couple who were staying at a casino. The vehicle will be declared a total loss.
The fire marshal also reported finding a lighter about four feet away from the front of the vehicle. There are no suspects at this time.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the State Fire Marshal at their web site lasfm.org or by calling their office at (225) 925-4911.