Property manager says he set fire at his own building because he was 'having a bad day'
ASCENSION PARISH - Authorities have arrested a Gonzales man accused of setting a fire at a commercial building he owned.
The Gonzales Fire Department was called to the two-story building on East Railroad Street Tuesday night in response to a working fire. Once there, they called the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal for assistance.
After the fire was contained, investigators checked surveillance video, which appeared to show 59-year-old Rodney Dunn, the building's property manager, setting the fire.
When authorities confronted Dunn he allegedly confessed to setting the fire, saying he did so because he was "having a bad day." He was arrested and charged with aggravated arson.
The state fire marshal says the structure contained multiple businesses with at least eight occupants inside at the time of the fire.
No injuries were reported.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
EBR Schools prepared and optimistic as students log-in to first week of...
La. reports 4th death tied to child illness possibly linked to COVID-19
Denham Springs restaurant defying mask mandate served shut-down order Monday
Boy Scouts to be heavily affected by no football season
Unemployed worry about bills; questions hover over executive orders
LSU AD releases statement as conferences debate canceling college football season
SEC adds Vanderbilt, Missouri to LSU's 2020 football schedule
DD Breaux speaks on her legacy at LSU
SEC presidents approve plan for 10-game, conference-only football schedule
SWAC moves fall sports, including football to the spring