Woman wanted after rack of clothes in store intentionally set on fire, investigators say

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – The St. George Fire Protection District reported that a woman was wanted in connection with an arson investigation after a clothing rack at a store was intentionally set on fire on Saturday August 13.

Investigators said it happened at Carter’s retail store on Siegen Lane around 5 p.m.

They said the burning clothes rack was on the sidewalk just outside the store and a customer helped pull it away from the building to prevent the flames from spreading to the store.

According to the SGFPD, store employees reported that a woman and her two sons, who appeared to be twins under the age of 10, were responsible for the fire. Investigators said the woman stuffed several items of clothing into her purse after the two boys started the fire.

This is the car in which a woman suspected of arson allegedly left a store parking lot on August 13, 2022.(St. George Fire Protection District)

Firefighters said surveillance video showed the woman and the boys entering the store and setting the fire. They added that the woman left the parking lot in a white sedan.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Office of Fire Prevention at 225-251-4892.

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