Child charged with arson in connection to Dollar General Fire in Scott


A child is facing arson charges in connection to a fire at the Dollar General Store in Scott.

It happened Monday just after 4 p.m.  when the Scott Fire Department was dispatched to a commercial fire at the Dollar General Store on Westgate Road.

On arrival, store employees informed firefighters there was a fire on one of the aisles, which customers and store employees attempted to extinguish, utilizing a fire extinguisher and bottles of water.

The fire was extinguished a short time later. 

An investigation revealed the fire was set by a minor child, who was located  and taken into custody by Lafayette Fire Department Arson Investigators and Scott Police Department.

The child was charged with aggravated arson and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center.

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