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Arson Suspected In Fire At Lafayette Gas Station

Lafayette firefighters were called out to the Murphy Oil Gas Station at 1227 Northwest Evangeline Thruway just before 3:30 this morning to put out a fire at the gas station.

Lafayette Fire Department Spokesman Alton Trahan says the fire was intentionally set.

Investigators believe that the store was burglarized and then set on fire.

Firefighters arrived on the scene to find smoke coming from inside the store.  Firefighters were able to quickly put the blaze out.

The inside of the store sustained moderate fire and smoke damage.

Fire investigators are continuing the investigation to determine who is responsible. Anyone with information is asked to contact Lafayette Fire Department or Crime Stoppers.

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