Employee charged with arson in Louisiana car dealership fire


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A car dealership employee in Louisiana has been arrested and charged with starting a fire at the building.
News outlets the fire was reported at Price LeBlanc Toyota in Baton Rouge late Monday morning.
Twenty-three-year-old Dymond West of Gramercy has been charged with aggravated arson.
Authorities say another employee discovered the fire, pulled the fire alarm and put out the blaze before firefighters arrived. A police report states there were more than 200 employees and customers in the building. No one was hurt.
The report said West told officers she set a piece of paper on fire in a storage area and dropped it on a pallet of boxed paper wrapped in plastic.
The report does not provide a motive. It was not known if West has an attorney.

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