Police: Reward offered for information in Bayou Blue arson

Police: Reward offered for information in Bayou Blue arson

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and the Louisiana State Fire Marshal H. "Butch" Browning announced a reward Wednesday for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for burning down a hunting and fishing camp in Bayou Blue.

According to the sheriff's office, around noon on Saturday, deputies and firefighters from the Bayou Blue Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire at the camp located just off Sharnell Drive.

Sheriff Webre said fire officials determined there was no safe way for a fire truck to reach the camp due to the surrounding marsh, and the structure was a total loss.

Investigators with the Office of the State Fire Marshal also responded and determined the cause to be arson.

LPSO detectives assisting in the investigation learned the suspected arsonist(s) most likely arrived and fled by boat or some other watercraft.

Investigators are asking for help in solving this crime.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433, or text the keyword "GIVEATIP" along with the information to 274637.

Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.


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