Information sought in Hodge auto fire investigation

The Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office has partnered with Crimestoppers of North Delta and the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Offices in the effort to obtain additional information, including potential suspects details, in connection with multiple vehicles fires in Hodge.

According to reports the incident began around 2 AM on Monday, June 8, in the 100 block of Bellwood Drive. The Jackson Parish Ward 7 Fire Department responded to calls of several vehicles on fire. Once on scene, firefighters discovered three burning cars.

One auto was damaged inside and out, while the other two only had exterior damage. The vehicles were located only 20 feet away from a unit that was occupied by five people, two of which were children and one who was a disabled adult.

After assessing the scene, deputies determined the fire was intentionally set in one vehicle and spread to the other two. A witness reported hearing an explosion before seeing fire in one of the cars, and then saw a vehicle speeding away.

If you know anything about this case, please call the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office at 225-620-5115, the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-259-9021 or Crimestoppers at 318-388-CASH. You can also visit http://www.crimestoppersnorthdelta.com .

If your tip leads to a felony arrest and/or indictment, you will be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000. Your information remains confidential; you never leave your name and you never appear in court.


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