Report: State Fire Marshal to join Lamborghini fire probe
BATON ROUGE – The State Fire Marshal's office will join the investigation into a burned luxury car.
WWL TV in the New Orleans area reported state investigators will start their work Thursday morning. The Lamborghini was found burned on Opportunity Avenue in Baton Rouge Monday. It was owned by a contractor hired to move Confederate monuments in New Orleans.
The St. George Fire Department asked for help with the investigation, WWL reported.
The vehicle belonged to David Mahler and was valued at more than $200,000. It was burned while parked outside Mahler's office, H&O Investments.
Before the fire, Mahler said received death threats for accepting the monument contract and was withdrawing from the job.
There has been no official connection between the fire and the monument controversy but Mahler's attorney speculated the two issues could be connected.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
SU Athletic Department and CareSouth host curbside back to school giveaway
2MAD: Women United providing single moms, families with fresh food amid pandemic
Former LSU track star mourns younger brother's death, killed in S. Flannery...
New BRPD task force to heighten night patrol in high crime areas
After one week, 60 participants enrolled in Baton Rouge COVID-19 vaccine clinical...