Two arrested for Eunice trailer fire

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21-year-old Logan Bertrand and 18-year-old Carlos Juan Flores of Eunice have been been arrested after allegedly setting fire to a mobile home on North 2nd Street.

Both were booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on one count each of simple arson and criminal trespass.

After requesting the assistance of the State Fire Marshal’s Office to determine the origin and cause of the trailer fire, multiple areas were located where the fire originally started and were determined to have been intentionally set.

Witnesses reported that both Bertrand and Flores were seen near the structure during the last time it was on fire, and were identified as suspects.

It was found by investigators that the trailer had been vacated by its tenants just days before the fires occurred.

The fires followed a break-in at the trailer in which Bertrand and Flores are also suspected to be involved in.

Investigators say Bertrand admitted to breaking into the structure, but became emotional when questioned about setting the fires.

Flores declined to speak with deputies.

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