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Man suspected in New Year's Day house fire arrested, charged with arson

3 years 2 weeks 6 days ago Wednesday, February 03 2021 Feb 3, 2021 February 03, 2021 11:56 AM February 03, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Earlier this week, fire officials arrested a man for his alleged role in an intentionally set New Year's Day house fire in a residential area near Perkins Road and Bluebonnet Boulevard.

According to the Baton Rouge Fire Department, 32-year-old Jeremy K. Lewis was arrested Monday (Feb. 1) on arson charges related to a Jan. 1 house fire on North Sabine Drive.

In a news release, fire investigators say the New Year's Day blaze had been set in multiple locations along the home's property. They added that the arsonist also set two nearby vehicles on fire.

Lewis was charged with aggravated arson and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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