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Man arrested for setting series of deliberate fires, booked for arson

11 months 1 week 4 days ago Wednesday, August 09 2023 Aug 9, 2023 August 09, 2023 8:17 PM August 09, 2023 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested Wednesday afternoon when arson investigators connected him to four separate fires. 

According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, 45-year-old Danlo Alvarenga-Ayola was caught piling up materials near a home on Kerrit Drive, setting fire to that pile, and then setting fire to to a patch of grass nearby. 

After conducting interviews, Alvarenga-Ayola was spotted setting fire to a small area near a chain link fence the day before. Investigators said a resident put out that fire with a garden hose. 

Fire officials said Alvarenga-Ayola admitted to setting four fires. He was booked for simple arson. 

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